A03 - Equality v. Equity: How Reframing Your Diversity Focus May Help You Achieve Your Diversity Goals (2023CLC-A03)

Monday, June 5, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

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DE&I Track

Presented by the DE&I Committee

About the Program

Early discussions around diversity talked about the importance of equality and offering equal opportunity to all, regardless of race, religion, gender, etc. Treating people equally is only one step along the diversity continuum, and to actually achieve diverse and successful workplaces, we also need to focus on equity to overcome historic and structural disadvantages based on race, gender, etc. This seminar examines the role of equality versus equity in our efforts toward a more inclusive and just society for all. Participants will learn about reframing their focus on equity, rather than numbers, as a means to achieve meaningful participation for all legal professionals.

You Will Learn

To understand the difference between equality and equity
Why equity is important 
To understand how equity can help improve employee retention and create an inclusive environment

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in learning how a diversity focus can help improve recruiting and attract and retain qualified professionals to serve their clients.

CLE Credit

CT: 1.0 CLE Credit (Ethics)

NY: 1.0 CLE Credit (D&I)

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This program qualifies for experienced attorney CLE credits.

Attorneys seeking NY CLE credit who have been admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less must attend the live seminar for skills or ethics credit, a fully interactive videoconference, or simultaneous transmission with synchronous interactivity. Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias CLE credits are only available as non-transitional credits. For further information please see the NYCourts.gov page on CLE: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/index.shtml.


Hon Cecil J Thomas1 Hon. Cecil J. Thomas
Connecticut Superior Court, Norwich

angela-robinson Hon. Angela C. Robinson (Ret.)
Robinson Diversity Consulting LLC, New Haven


Michelle Querijero2 Michelle Querijero