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12 Goal IX 1 (2006)

handle is hein.journals/goal12 and id is 1 raw text is: Diversity and Day-o:
Reaching Beyond
the Surfface

M(P WrapUp _ Bellevue,
Washto -

A Student's Perspective
of the Diversity Summit

Kay H. Hodge
Chair, ABA Commission on Racial and
Ethnic Diversity in the Profession
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a io n in the legal proessin In etine ties. tia
breel mandate. It was1 nid contiines o e rii diuth in
t. 1The dversitV effo rts of the lie se inar pro-
eiona1 rg m alienaii the wk ld, the  BA, ire and
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in. N et h had o es nse that iu pro , >:arni hu
If trying to serve all racial and ethnic minority
groups, in all practice settings, in all areas of the coun-
try means that organizationally we're a little messy, so
be it. Bar associations are by nature messy organiza-
tions, run by volunteer lawyers who are usually busy
and often over-extended. In the ultimate scheme of
things, it doesn't matter. What's more important is that
any lawyer who has an interest in diversity issues will
find within Commission programs, projects, publica-
tions and services something of relevance to his or her
own particular concerns. Some urge us to set priori-
ties, discarding activities that serve fewer numbers or
smaller segments of the profession, and jettisoning
continued on page 1

LCC Minority
Connye        Y. Harper
Commissioner, ABA Commission on Racial and
Ethnic Diversity in the Profession
I  1997, the II (.1) Ca [er '   dinatin
(It  .,C ( ) - a intel:k of 1,700 unionise
.                   n         affiliated unions
tnt in lega l de1paitrtits.
The Minority Outreach Program reflects the AFL-
CIO's continued commitment to increasing the pres-
ence of minority attorneys in the labor movement.
Through the program, qualified law students will be
introduced to the practice of labor law and the labor
movement community.
The Program includes three parts. First is place-
ment in a summer long position with participating law
firms and legal departments during which the law stu-
dents work with experienced attorneys on pending mat-
ters ranging from litigation to arbitration to collective
bargaining and negotiations.
The second part of the program is a two day confer-
ence conducted at the scenic AFL-CIO George Meany
Center near Baltimore, Maryland. The conference
includes workshops and lectures by experienced attor-
neys concerning various areas of substantive labor law.
continued on page 7

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