2023 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Summit: The Collaborative Blueprint (CDC231020)

Friday, October 20, 2023

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

UConn School of Law, Starr Reading Room

55 Elizabeth Street, Hartford

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

Register early, space is limited!


Presented by the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee

About the Program

The Diversity, Equity, & 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 interactive workshops and discussions, you will gain knowledge and learn strategies to help create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment in your organization and in the State of Connecticut.

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  • About the collaborative diversity pledge/plan and its goals
  • How to move the needle on racial equity in a profound and sustainable way
  • About the SCOTUS Harvard affirmative action case, its implications to DE&I and effect on hiring practices

Who Should Attend

The summit is open to all members of the Connecticut legal community.



Parking Information

Please pre-register your car so the CBA can cover the cost of your Summit parking.

  1. Navigate to https://www.offstreet.io/location/PYZDZ8XD
  2. Enter your car information and when prompted for the code type in 1020LAW

You can receive an email receipt of your registration.

There is no campus parking app to download, nor will you pay in advance. The full day of parking is covered by the CBA. We will not be able to issue post-payment reimbursement, so please pre-register.

UConn School of Law Parking Map.


Hon. Karen L. DeMeola
Connecticut Superior Court, Putnam

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

Livingston1 Dr. Robert W. Livingston
Faculty Chair, Program on Racial Equity, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA

Troy Brown1 Troy Brown
Connecticut Judicial Branch, Hartford

Maggie Castinado Maggie Castinado
CBA President, Office of the Public Defender, New Haven

frank_monte1 Monte E. Frank
Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport

Goodbaum Josh1 Joshua R. Goodbaum
Garrison Levin-Epstein Fitzgerald & Pirrotti PC, New Haven

Alexis Smith1 Alexis H. Smith
New Haven Legal Assistance Association Inc., New Haven

2023 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Summit: The Collaborative Blueprint

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.: Opening and Welcoming Remarks
9:10 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.: Signatory Data Collection Overview
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: How to Promote Racial Equity in the Workplace and Society
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: The State of the Connecticut Legal Community’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Journey

CLE Credit

CT: 4.1 CLE Credits (Ethics)

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Member Service Center
Email: msc@ctbar.org
Phone: (844)469-2221