Creating Culturally Competent Law Firms

March 24, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Topic: Creating Culturally Competent Law Firm
Presenters: Ellen R. Clinton, Regional Administrative Manager, Kutak Rock LLP and Shirley Laboy, Office Manager, Sidley Austin LLP
Leader: Jess Beyer, Human Resources Manager, DeWitt LLP

Session Description: 

Cultural competence is an awareness of the cultural differences that makes each person unique; it is the ability to interact with and appreciate belief systems that differ from our own, thereby creating a way for everyone to work cross culturally. The goal of this presentation is to enhance knowledge and skills for building and maintaining a multicultural organization and becoming positive change agents for our workplaces. This program asks participants to understand and reflect on their role as a leader responsible for promoting inclusion and building successful and effective working relationships within our organizations.

Participants will:

  • Define diversity and culture and its impact on relationships within our organizations.
  • Recognize our unconscious biases and how they impact our culture and hiring decisions.
  • Understand the importance of collaborative working relationships with diverse others and the benefits of diverse perspectives in problem solving.
  • Recognize the importance of infusing diversity into our organizations to achieve a more productive, respectful and cooperative work environment.


CLM Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application requirements.

CLM Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources.



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