CBA Record July-August 2021

their work locations after the suicide of key employees. Forced to confront the idea that current efforts have not worked or are not as successfully or as sustainable as desired, firms and employers appear more ready to evaluate their current strategies. Another panelist stressed the impor- tance of intentionality and diversity by design. All panelists engaged in a lively discussion about affinity groups – whether their existence hinders progress, or whether they are beneficial, and their true value may be determined if affinity groups are

also used to bridge and build relationships. The panel also featured Ann Chen, Assistant General Counsel, Litigation, Enforcement & Strategy, TransUnion; Beatrice James-Moore, Assistant Vice President, Senior Legal Counsel, AT&T; Nerissa Coyle McGinn, Chief Diversity Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP; Maria Melen- dez, Chief Diversity Office, Sidley Austin LLP; and DL Morris, Diversity & Inclu- sion Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. This program planted a seed for a new way of thinking about and approaching,

DEI initiatives and strategies. It also high- lighted the need for intentional, strategic action if lasting change is truly desired. As Yamate summarized one of Des-Estages’ key points – success, not just effort, needs to be rewarded. Mindful DEI is available on demand at (2.5 IL MCLE Credit including 1 Diversity/Inclusion and 1.5 Mental Health Substance Abuse PR-MCLE Credit).

Become an Arbitrator in the Law Division Mandatory Arbitration Program

Thursday, July 22, 2021/1:00-3:00 p.m. $50 per person 2 IL MCLE Credit Learn more and register at

Attend this program to qualify as arbitrator in the Cook County Law Division Mandatory Arbitration. The following topics will be discussed: Description of HowArbitration CenterWorks, Cook County LawDivisionMandatory Arbitration Program Rules, Ethics and Conflicts in Arbitration, and Arbitration in Personal Injury Cases.


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