ALA Virtual Master Class: A Framework for DEI&A

Wednesday, April 28–Thursday, April 29, 2021

Two sessions were held each day, one at 10–11:30 a.m. Central and the other at 2–3:30 p.m. Central.

ALA's Virtual Master Class: A Framework for DEI&A shows how and why the deliberate process of seeking and welcoming diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEI&A) is vital to your firm and helps you develop processes and policies that correspond with your specific goals and desired culture.

Not only is championing these ideas in your firm the right thing to do, it's also the prudent thing to do, as high-performing legal organizations have become more and more proactive in their DEI&A efforts. Your competitor may have a plan that attracts the rewarding clients and quality employees you want. There is a strong, proven business case for DEI&A that shows you will have increased productivity, more innovation, higher market share, increased employee satisfaction and longer retention. This Master Class provides a framework you and your firm can build off of.  

Here is what an attendee had to say about the 2019 Leadership Master Class:

"I love the new direction of the fall conference. I appreciate that this is no longer a 'mini annual conference' but a deep dive that allows us to fully immerse ourselves in an area of interest, rather than jumping around from topic to topic. Great job in being forward-thinking and being fearless about making a change!"

Alice N. O’Hearn, Legal Administrator of Bailey Kennedy, LLP, Las Vegas Chapter, member since 2008