Lawyers, Judges, Law Students, Diversity Professionals, Legal Administrators, Bar Association Staff, Law School Faculty & Administrators & Anyone Else Involved in the Legal Profession --
Take the Diversity & Inclusion "Measure of Success” Survey!
The Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession ("IILP”) and the Association of Legal Administrators recently launched the "Measure of Success” study in order to better understand the following:
What are the legal profession’s ultimate diversity and inclusion goals?
Are there short-term diversity and inclusion goals? What might they be?
When we talk about diversity and inclusion, do we all mean the same thing?
Do we value some kinds of diversity more than others? Should we?
What kinds of strategies should be implemented to meet our diversity and inclusion goals?
By understanding the differences in how members of the legal community define and perceive diversity & inclusion, the legal profession will be better able to address those differences and develop clearer definitions around which to set goals. Without clear consensus and a common understanding among all participants of the goals, we cannot measure progress. And as we all know, if something is not measured it will not get done.
CMCP encourages all of our members & friends in the legal community to participate in this critical national diversity & inclusion study. It is important that EVERYONE’s opinions be included. So take the survey yourself, and then encourage your friends and colleagues – even those not typically involved in diversity efforts – to do the same.
Responses are due by March 15, 2013. All responses are anonymous and completely confidential.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company Seeks Applicants For Its 2013 Summer Internship Diversity Pipeline Program
PG&E Law Department's Diversity Pipeline Program provides law students with an opportunity to experience PG&E’s multifaceted legal practice, interact with attorneys from various law firms, network with former Diversity Pipeline Program interns, and participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (”LCLD”) Law School Mentoring Program.
The program will begin on Monday, June 3, 2013 and conclude on Friday, July 26, 2013.
Selection criteria include academic excellence, personal or professional achievement in overcoming hardship, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity. This program is only available to students who are currently first-year law students.
Applications are due no later than 8:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Monday, January 14, 2013, no exceptions, and must include each of the following:
First-year course writing sample (limited to ten (10) pages)
Personal statement addressing selection criteria (limited to three (3) pages)
Applicants are responsible for assuring that their application is timely, accurate, and complete. Please send applications by email to:
Congratulations to the following CMCP Members for their recognition as Trailblazers for Excellence in Inclusive Leadership by the ABA Diversity Commission.
Javade Chaudhri, executive vice president and general counsel of Sempra Energy in San Diego, is the only South Asian-American general counsel of a Fortune 500 company. He is chair of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s In-House Counsel Committee, which is responsible for reaffirming to outside law firms the importance of diversity.
Sempra Energy is a long-standing member and strong supporter of the California Minority Counsel Program.
Walter Sutton, associate general counsel for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Bentonville, Ark., is responsible for the development and coordination of diversity for Wal-Mart’s legal department. He was the first African-American to work as a lawyer at both Tenneco Oil Co. and Texas Instruments as well as the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Walmart is a long-standing member and strong supporter of the California Minority Counsel Program.
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