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    State Bar program will focus on the perception and reality of diversity

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    Thomas Solberg
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    State Bar program will focus on the perception and reality of diversity

    Sept. 23, 2011 — Promoting workplace diversity and inclusion will be the focus of a day-long program sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Diversity Outreach Committee in collaboration with the Association of Corporate Counsel – Wisconsin Chapter on Friday, September 30 in Milwaukee.

    The State Bar program, "Today's Diversity: Perception and Reality," will feature the insights of both working Wisconsin attorneys and Atty. Sean Carter, a 1992 Harvard Law School graduate and national lecturer who uses a healthy dose of humor to probe issues ranging from legal ethics to marketing.

    The goal is to offer lawyers and others interested in promoting a diverse workforce practical insights into the challenges inherent in developing and implementing workplace diversity initiatives. The program will highlight different approaches that both minority-owned and majority-owned law firms have used to promote the services of diverse lawyers. It will also explore ways that diverse attorneys can develop their professional competitive advantage through the use of effective marketing skills, including the appropriate use of social media.

    The program will include a networking luncheon and a keynote presentation by Carter. Using insightful anecdotes and humor, Carter demonstrates that while some level of bias is inevitable, it can be overcome as we continually strive for greater diversity in our workplaces, schools and communities.

    Other presenters will address the status and impact of state and federal laws and policies on diversity efforts. The event is open to the public and would be beneficial for any business interested in promoting diversity. Tuition for the event is $35 for State Bar members, $15 for students and $50 for others. For more information or to register contact the State Bar at 800-728-7788 or read the program brochure.

    The State Bar of Wisconsin is the mandatory professional association, created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for attorneys who hold a Wisconsin law license. With more than 24,000 members, the State Bar aids the courts in improving the administration of justice, provides continuing legal education for its members to help them maintain their expertise, and assists Wisconsin lawyers in carrying out community service initiatives to educate the public about the legal system and the value of lawyers. For more information, visit

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