Calendar / Events

Refund/Cancellation Policy: Requests for refunds for cancellation of registration fees for IILP programs must be submitted in writing at least 10 business days prior to the date of the event. These requests will be processed within 60 days after the program. Registration fees paid for any programs solely presented and cancelled by IILP will be refunded within 90 days.

Upcoming events

    • 10 Oct 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Proctor & Gamble, 1 P&G Plaza, Cincinnati, OH 45202
    Register

    The U.S. legal profession has devoted a great deal of attention to issues of diversity and inclusion within its membership. What has been missing, however, are the coordination, communication, and cooperation needed to stay abreast of trends and developments and to learn about the many different facets of diversity, including the diversity within diversity. The IILP Review seeks to fill that void. It uniquely gathers data, academic research, personal observations, and analysis of current efforts. The Review reflects IILP’s desire to dig into the facts and to provide a forum for candid discussion. 

    This symposium will feature the IILP’s 2019-2020 Review on the State of Diversity and Inclusion with presentations from some of its authors, as well as a roundtable panel discussion about Diversity and Inclusion.

    The IILP Review serves as the focal point for nine symposia that we are presenting around the country so that our profession can discuss these issues in person. We hope that you and others from your organization will join us at these symposia and share your thoughts and insights.

    Each of the symposia on the state of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession features:

    • Highlights of the most current data and statistics about diversity within the legal profession;
    • Presentations on "diversity within diversity" and the implications for the legal profession; and,
    • A discussion about the state of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

    Please note: exact times, speakers, and agenda are still being confirmed. Please email Jenna Meyers at jenna.meyers@theiilp.com with any time sensitive questions. 

    Schedule:

    8-8:30 AM - Registration

    8:30-12:00 PM - Program

    12-1:00 PM - Networking Reception


    Agenda and speakers to be posted soon. 

    • 14 Oct 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • Western Union, 7001 E. Belleview Avenue Denver, CO 80237
    Register

    The U.S. legal profession has devoted a great deal of attention to issues of diversity and inclusion within its membership. What has been missing, however, are the coordination, communication, and cooperation needed to stay abreast of trends and developments and to learn about the many different facets of diversity, including the diversity within diversity. The IILP Review seeks to fill that void. It uniquely gathers data, academic research, personal observations, and analysis of current efforts. The Review reflects IILP’s desire to dig into the facts and to provide a forum for candid discussion. 

    This symposium will feature the IILP’s 2019-2020 Review on the State of Diversity and Inclusion with presentations from some of its authors, as well as a roundtable panel discussion about Diversity and Inclusion.

    The IILP Review serves as the focal point for nine symposia that we are presenting around the country so that our profession can discuss these issues in person. We hope that you and others from your organization will join us at these symposia and share your thoughts and insights.

    Each of the symposia on the state of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession features:

    • Highlights of the most current data and statistics about diversity within the legal profession;
    • Presentations on "diversity within diversity" and the implications for the legal profession; and,
    • A discussion about the state of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

    Please note: exact times, speakers, and agenda are still being confirmed. Please email Jenna Meyers at jenna.meyers@theiilp.com with any time sensitive questions. 

    Agenda and speakers to be posted soon. 

    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • EXELON, 10 S. Dearborn, Chicago
    Register

    Return on Investment (“ROI”)

    Noun

    • The profit from an activity for a particular period compared with the amount invested in it

    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the legal profession certainly wants to flatter the world of business. The past decade or two has seen the legal profession adopt and imitate the structure, personnel, protocols, and values of the business world. Our profession now boasts Talent and People Officers, business plans, and articulated core values. We use acronyms like KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), ERGs (Employee Resource Groups), and EAPs (Employee Assistance Programs). It’s understandable given that the business world comprises the clientele of so many lawyers and law firms. And if it encourages efficiency, productivity, and a better way to meet the needs of employees, it’s not necessarily a bad thing.

    But how do we determine whether a business value is the right ones for the legal profession? If you’ve been involved in D&I (“Diversity and Inclusion”) in the legal profession, you can’t help but be well aware that budgets aren’t infinite and fundraising and financial sponsorships play a determinative role in which D&I efforts/programs/initiatives/etc. get to see the light of day. Competition for D&I dollars can be fierce. And more and more often, funders – law firms and corporate law departments – will query the ROI. What return can they expect for any particular D&I activity? Will their lawyers return with new business if they send them to a minority bar convention? Will they be able to market their inclusion on a “best of” list or herald their designation as the winner of an award if they sponsor an event? Will their lawyers get to network with high-powered business executives if they sponsor or underwrite a reception? Mind you, none of this is “bad” in and of itself. But it does raise the question: is one of the reasons the legal profession continues to lag behind other professions in terms of its diversity because as a profession we continue to fund D&I in ways that generate returns that may not actually advance D&I in a meaningful way? Is ROI the right measure for D&I? If it is, how do we make sure that efforts that may be meaningful and have significant impact but not result in obvious returns can still get adequate funding? If not, what might be a better way to think about distinguishing among the myriad D&I offerings and limited resources and appropriately assessing and evaluating D&I efforts?

    As the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (“IILP”) celebrates its 10th anniversary, please join us for an unprecedented discussion addressing whether ROI is the appropriate measure for D&I:

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    Program: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Reception: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM


    Hosted by

    EXELON

    10 S. Dearborn 

    Chicago


    • 21 Nov 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PST)
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise | 6280 America Center Drive | San Jose CA 95002
    Register

    The U.S. legal profession has devoted a great deal of attention to issues of diversity and inclusion within its membership. What has been missing, however, are the coordination, communication, and cooperation needed to stay abreast of trends and developments and to learn about the many different facets of diversity, including the diversity within diversity. The IILP Review seeks to fill that void. It uniquely gathers data, academic research, personal observations, and analysis of current efforts. The Review reflects IILP’s desire to dig into the facts and to provide a forum for candid discussion. 

    This symposium will feature the IILP’s 2019-2020 Review on the State of Diversity and Inclusion with presentations from some of its authors, as well as a roundtable panel discussion about Diversity and Inclusion.

    The IILP Review serves as the focal point for nine symposia that we are presenting around the country so that our profession can discuss these issues in person. We hope that you and others from your organization will join us at these symposia and share your thoughts and insights.

    Each of the symposia on the state of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession features:

    • Highlights of the most current data and statistics about diversity within the legal profession;
    • Presentations on "diversity within diversity" and the implications for the legal profession; and,
    • A discussion about the state of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

    Please note: exact times, speakers, and agenda are still being confirmed. Please email Jenna Meyers at jenna.meyers@theiilp.com with any time sensitive questions. 

    Agenda and speakers to be posted soon. 


   
Copyright 2013 - The Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession • Privacy Policy
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software