Diversity and Inclusion in the Environmental Practice - Challenges and Opportunities

Event Description

Deadline to Register:  December 5, 2019

Registration will begin at 11:30 AM. The program will begin at 12:00 PM.

The legal profession is making strides toward assuring that the practice of law is diverse and inclusive, but many challenges remain before these goals are met.  The challenges can be especially daunting in niche areas, such as the practice of environmental law. We have assembled a panel to discuss diversity and inclusion in the practice of law, including efforts both in-house and at law firms. Our panel will also include a representative from the environmental consulting community to gain insights from their diversity and inclusion efforts.  The panel will discuss perceived barriers to hiring, retention, promotion, professional development and full participation of lawyers of color, women, and other diverse individuals.  The panel will also identify successful diversity and inclusion strategies and discuss how they can apply to the environmental practice. 


Teri Perry | Vice President, Senior Civil Engineer, Barr Engineering
Eric Rucker | Senior Counsel, Litigation and Preventive Law, 3M
Summra Shariff | Executive Director and President, Twin Cities Diversity in Practice

CLE Credit:

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit Approved | Event Code: 282070 


ENRE Member: $25
MSBA member not in the section: $30
Non MSBA Member: $35
Law Student: FREE

Join the ENRE Section and attend this CLE for FREE!  MSBA members who are not members of the ENRE Section can join the section and attend this CLE for free (and future CLEs/events at the discounted member price).  Call Tram Nguyen at 612-278-6316 to register under this option.

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation is available. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you the week day prior to the CLE. 

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Questions? Contact Tram Nguyen  | 612-278-6316

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Geen Mui via phone or email: tnguyen@mnbars.org.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Winthrop & Weinstine — Minneapolis Office
Capella Tower
Suite 3500
Minneapolis, MN 55402