The Importance of Racial Awareness in Leadership (MCCA Event)

Presenters:

Duane Holloway United States Steel Corporation, Senior VP, General Counsel

Samuel Reeves Walmart International, Senior VP & General Counsel

Jean Lee Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), President and CEO

Michele Coleman Mayes The New York Public Library, VP, General Counsel & Secretary

Dr. Courtney Cogburn Columbia University School of Social Work, Assistant Professor of Social Work

Program Level: Intermediate

Duration: 60 minutes

Recorded On: October 15, 2019

Program Description

This session was filmed at the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s 2019 Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference.

While the focus has been on the need for in-house counsel and law firms to change as an organization, the key for real change towards a more diverse and inclusive legal profession is for law firm and legal department leadership to have more racial awareness and empathy. The panel will delve into their personal experiences with racism in the profession and the importance for leaders to create a more inclusive work culture.

The three general counsels on the panel are also joined by Dr. Courtney Cogburn, lead creator, together with the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab and Columbia University Research Lab, of the 1000 Cut Journey, an immersive virtual reality experience that examines racism through virtual reality. The panel will share their experience with the 1000 Cut Journey and will examine how virtual reality can be a useful tool to create racial awareness among law firm and legal department leadership.

CLE Info

This program is currently available for 1.0 specialty credit in the following states (if you have already satisfied the specialty credit in the state(s) below, this program will provide 1.0 general credit):

Alabama: Ethics
Alaska: Ethics
California: Elim. of Bias
Connecticut: Ethics
Hawaii: Ethics
Illinois: Div. & Incl.
Minnesota: Elim. of Bias (pending)
New Hampshire: Ethics
New Jersey: Ethics
New Mexico: Ethics
New York: Div. & Incl.
North Carolina: Ethics
North Dakota: Ethics
Ohio: Prof. Conduct (pending)
Oregon: Access to Justice
Pennsylvania
: Ethics
Tennessee: Ethics
Texas
: Ethics

Vermont: Ethics
Washington: Ethics (pending)
West VA: Ethics

This program is also currently available for 1.0 general credit in the following states:

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Connecticut
Georgia
Hawaii*
Illinois
Mississippi
Missouri
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey*
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
West Virginia
Wisconsin

In addition, we have applied for credit in the following states, and will promptly update the list above as the program is approved in each such state:

Colorado
Indiana
Minnesota
Ohio
Washington

*In Hawaii and New Jersey, we rely on their reciprocity policies pursuant to which our programs are deemed accredited once they are approved in the various reciprocity states where we apply such as California, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.

For information on attendance reporting, please refer to the CLE Info page.

Presenters:

Duane Holloway
Senior VP, General Counsel, United States Steel Corporation

Samuel Reeves
Senior VP & General Counsel, Walmart International

Jean Lee
President and CEO, Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)

Michele Coleman Mayes
VP, General Counsel & Secretary, The New York Public Library

Dr. Courtney Cogburn
Assistant Professor of Social Work, Columbia University School of Social Work

Program Level: Intermediate

Duration: 60 minutes

Recorded On: October 15, 2019