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March 2018

Good Lawyers to Great Lawyers – Strategic Professional Development Retreat: “Ask a GC” Panel

March 23, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Ritz – Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando, 4012 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837 United States
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Ask a General Counsel: An interactive interview where the audience gets to ask the GC questions. Moderator: Paula T. Edgar Esq. Founder & CEO PGE LLC (Speaking, Diversity Consulting, Executive Coaching) Panelists: Kathleen Boege EVP & General Counsel, Wintrust Financial Corp. David Cohen Former General Counsel, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Alan Tse SVP, General Counsel, & Corp. Secretary, Petco  

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June 2020

VOLS Leadership Summit: Pro Bono and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Opening Plenary / Continuing Legal Education Course The Summit Opening Plenary and Continuing Legal Education accredited session (West EdLegalcenter) will set the tone for the Summit, discussing methods to address the distinct needs and priorities of pro bono and DEI initiatives within organizations. Distinguished speakers from corporate, law firm, law school, and non-profit settings will discuss the benefits and the challenges of aligning these initiatives with the added layer of the COVID-19 pandemic and its disparate impact on communities of…

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MBBA: Fireside Chat – LGBTQ Advocacy, Black Lives Matter, and Mentorship

June 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

On June 24, 2020, join the MBBA for a Fireside Chat about #LGBTQ #Advocacy, #BlackLivesMatter, and #Mentorship featuring Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David and Director of Litigation Jason Starr, in conversation with Paula Edgar. Sponsored by MBBA's LGBTQ Section. To RSVP visit www.mbbanyc.org or www.bit.ly/MBBAPride62420 #MBBANYC #MBBALEARNS #PRIDE #HUMANRIGHTSCAMPAIGN #BLACKLAWYERSMATTER

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September 2020

Faith and Justice In Action – Town Hall

September 30 @ 6:00 pm

A conversation with NYS Attorney General Tish James on how Faith is the guiding force that will lead our nation through tumultuous times

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October 2020

#BlackLawyersMatter: Addressing Implicit Bias to Advance Inclusion for Black Attorneys in the Legal Profession

October 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The need to focus on Black attorneys and their experiences has been amplified in 2020. The experiences of the joint pandemics of COVID-19, as well as repeated instances of racial injustice, which were catalyzed by the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, have made law firms and other legal organizations say “Black Lives Matter”.   This panel will address the experiences of black attorneys in various legal environments, including private practice and the public sector, and discuss strategies…

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DRI – Effective Communication Across Difference in the Age of Polarization and Fake News

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Presented by Diversity and Inclusion, DRI International™, Toxic Torts and Environmental Law, and Women in the Law Committees   “Communication is your ticket to success, if you pay attention and learn to do it effectively.” – Theo Gold The media is often reporting on the polarization of our society. Increasingly, we witness challenges in communicating due to generational, gender, and cultural differences. As attorneys and advocates, we must learn to bridge those gaps to represent our clients effectively. Using data…

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