C03 – Using Remote or Hybrid Work Environments as an Instrument of Diversity and Employee Retention (2023CLC-C03)

Monday, June 5, 2023

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

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DE&I Track

Presented by the DE&I Committee

About the Program

The pandemic forced sudden and numerous changes upon the workforce in a very short timeframe.  Though the pandemic era was traumatic in many respects, one bright spot was the near universal acceptance of remote work in office environments. As a positive consequence, the world found itself in a position to employ numerous people for whom physical access or scheduling difficulties had presented problems. For example, remote and hybrid work has been instrumental in allowing employers to gain access to physically disabled workers. But as time has passed, we have seen that remote and hybrid work has also been instrumental in employee retention and work life balance, not just for physically disabled employees, but also single parents and others who have challenging scheduling issues. As we emerge into a post-pandemic-normal, how can we use remote work to continue our diversity gains? Join us as we discuss remote and hybrid work scenarios and the benefits of not limiting our job search pool solely to those who can physically come to work during specific hours.

You Will Learn

How hybrid and/or remote working environments can improve diversity and employee retention
How hybrid and remote working environments can contribute to the success of all employees

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in how to use remote and hybrid work environments to improve diversity and employee retention.

CLE Credit

CT: 2.0 CLE Credits (Ethics)

NY: 2.0 CLE Credits (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.


Kimberly Jacobsen Kimberly Jacobsen
Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities, Hartford

Robin Sharp1 Robin Sharp
Easter Seals Capital Region and Eastern Connecticut, Windsor

Sarah.Skubas1 Sarah R. Skubas
Jackson Lewis PC, Hartford


Michelle Querijero2 Michelle Querijero