Co-presented by California Lawyer and the California Minority Counsel Program
In July in-house and outside counsel gathered for a forthright discussion about diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Panelists discussed what their law firms are doing in this area and what corporate clients can do to help their firm's diversity and inclusion efforts. The corporate counsel addressed how they let law firms know that diversity is important to their companies and legal departments and how law firms can get their foot in the door. The lawyers also discussed whose responsibility it is to raise diversity issues - outside counsel's or in-house counsel's? The panelists are Jolen Anderson of Visa, Craig Barnes of Sedgwick, Lisa Hamasaki of Miller Law Group, Chris Noma of Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean, and Isabelle Salgado of AT&T. Marci Rubin, executive director of the California Minority Counsel Program moderated the discussion, which was reported by Krishanna DeRita of Barkley Court Reporters.