VOLS Leadership Summit: Pro Bono and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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 color and low-income individuals.
Paula T. Edgar, Esq., Partner, Inclusion Strategy Solutions LLC and Immediate Past President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association.
Thomas Kim, Esq., Chief Legal Officer, Thomson Reuters
Kim Koopersmith, Esq., Partner & Chairperson, Akin Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP
Mary Lu Bilek, Esq., Dean, CUNY Law School
Roger Maldonado, Esq., Partner, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP and Immediate Past President of the New York City Bar Association.