Connecticut's Diversity & Inclusion Summit: The Collaborative Blueprint* (CDC191023)

October 23, 2019

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

Quinnipiac University School of Law

370 Bassett Road, North Haven, Connecticut, United States

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About the Program

"People are opting out of vital conversations about diversity and inclusivity because they fear looking wrong, saying something wrong, or being wrong. Choosing our own comfort over hard conversations is the epitome of privilege, and it corrodes trust and moves us away from meaningful and lasting change.
Diversity & Inclusion Summit

 Rather than spending a reasonable amount of time proactively acknowledging and addressing the fears and feelings that show up during change and upheaval, we spend an unreasonable amount of time managing problematic behaviors."  
    - Brené Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

The Diversity & Inclusion Summit: The Collaborative Blueprint is an innovative and collaborative professional development experience designed to empower leaders in the legal profession to take action toward making Connecticut a more diverse and inclusive bench and bar. Through collaborative workshops and panel discussions, you will gain knowledge and inspiration to help you lead your organization into a revolutionary transformation that will make a positive effect in the realm of diversity and inclusion in the state of Connecticut.

You Will Learn

  • About a snapshot of the data collected from our signatories to the pledge/plan in 2019, which highlights initial and growing statistics on diversity within the Connecticut legal profession since its collection in 2017
  • About the systematic and internal dynamics that negatively impact the ability to recruit, retain, and promote diverse talent
  • How to inherit the necessary tools toward retaining diverse talent and advancing them within your organization


To view this year's Diversity & Inclusion Summit agenda, click here.


Services for persons with disabilities: If you need assistance at the program, please contact us at least one week prior to the event.

To download a printable registration form, click here.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this event, click here.


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Felice Gray-Kemp
An-Ping Hsieh

Chris Armstrong
Veritas Culture,
Washington, DC

Vince Brantly
Veritas Culture, 
Washington, DC

Felice Gray-Kemp
Planet Alpha Corp,
Cambridge, MA

An-Ping Hsieh

Christine Jean-Louis
Chair, CBA Diversity & Inclusion Summit Committee

David R. Jimenez
James A. Merklinger
Ndidi N. Moses 2019
Russell Macey
Brad Saxton
David R. Jimenez
Jackson Lewis PC,

James A. Merklinger
Association of Corporate Counsel, 
Washington, DC

Ndidi N. Moses
Connecticut Bar Association

E. Macey Russell
Choate Hall & 
Stewart LLP,
Boston, MA

Brad Saxton
Interim Dean, 
Quinnipiac University School of Law

Meghana D. Shah Jonathan M. Shapiro 2018 CecilThomas 2019

Meghana D. Shah
Eversheds Sutherland,
New York, NY

Jonathan M. Shapiro
Immediate Past President,
Connecticut Bar Association

Cecil J. Thomas
Vice President, 
Connecticut Bar Association

CLE Credit

CT: 5.25 CLE Credits (General)

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