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Women and Minorities:Willing Partners or Reluctant Allies?
Date: 05/16/2012
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Presented by: National Association of Women Lawyers, Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession and The CBA
Experience Level: Beginner to Intermediate
MCLE Credit: As of 05/15/2014, this program is no longer eligible for MCLE Credit.
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Explore whether women & minorities collaborate as effectively as they might to advance diversity & inclusion goals, &, if they do not, what might be done to foster stronger & more effective collaborative efforts.

Aurora Abella-Austriaco, 1st Vice President, CBA; Principal, Austriaco & Associates, Ltd.
Julianne Hartzell, President, Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law Firms; Partner, Marshall, Gerstein
Heather Giordanella, President, NAWL; Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath
Patricia Brown Holmes, Past President/Founder, Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Inc.; Partner/Diversity Committee Co-Chair, Schiff Hardin LLP
Takeia Johnson, Staff Attorney, Legal Research Division, Illinois Appellate Court, 1st District
Sharon Jones, Founder/President, Jones Diversity Group, LLC
Melinda Molina, Asst Professor, Capital University Law School
Sandra Yamate, CEO of the IILP

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