LAW WEEK COLORADO
Paulette Brown, the new president of the American Bar Association, and the first woman of color to hold the position, will speak about diversity and inclusion and its relevance to the practice of law at a Center for Legal Inclusiveness luncheon on Jan. 15 at the Wells Fargo Center in Denver, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Brown, a partner at Locke Lord, assumed the role of national bar association president in August. She has held other leadership positions with the ABA, including former member of the ABA board of governors and its executive committee. She also served on the Commission on Women in the Profession and was a co-author of “Visible Invisibility: Women of Color in Law Firms.”
Brown has also been recognized by the National Law Journal as one of “The 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America” and received an abundance of awards and accolades.
At the CLI January lunch workshop, Brown will specifically discuss biases attorneys may face and the effect these biases have when lawyers interact with clients, colleagues and other legal professionals.
“We are honored to host Paulette Brown’s first speaking engagement in Colorado as ABA president,” said Meshach Rhoades, partner at Armstrong Teasdale LLP and Chair of CLI’s Board of Directors. “The Colorado legal community welcomes her wisdom of experience and research on this important topic.”
Luncheon tickets can be purchased at www.centerforlegalinclusiveness.org.