October 2, 2008
Diversity Day Held at the King Arts Complex
This year, the Diversity Day was expanded to three events and held off site at the Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts and Cultural Arts Complex on September 24. The managing partners started the day with a review of the annual survey and presentations by two national speakers. Mid-day associates and partners gathered for a panel discussion geared to aid in retention efforts and the day closed with the sixth annual networking reception, sponsored by Porter Wright Morris & Arthur.
Signatories of the Diversity Initiative:
Baker & Hostetler
Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff
Bricker & Eckler
Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs
Carlile Patchen & Murphy
Carpenter & Lipps
Chester Willcox & Saxbe
Crabbe Brown & James
Hahn Loeser + Parks
Isaac Brant Ledman & Teetor
Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter
Lane Alton & Horst
Maguire & Schneider
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur
Reminger & Reminger
Roetzel & Andress
Schottenstein Zox & Dunn
Squire Sanders & Dempsey
Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease
Wiles Boyle Burkholder & Bringardner
John Mercer Langston Bar Association
Asian Pacific ABA of Central Ohio
Capital University Law School
OSU Moritz College of Law
Columbus City Attorney
Panelists Tom Gean from Walmart, Sandra Yamate from the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, and Hansel Rhee, partner from Schottenstein share tips on how to succeed in the law firm environment with associates, lawyers and staff charged with professional development.
Carl Smallwood covers highlights of the annual diversity survey with managing partners in the morning session.
Kellye Walker, Senior VP and General Counsel for Diageo piqued the interest of managing partners discussing the “end game” strategy for diversity in the firms.
David Bloomfield Jr., Judge McIntosh and Anthony Sharett network at the reception.
Executive Director of the King Arts Complex Barbara Nicholson directs a personal tour of the facility for Mark Hatcher, Lindsay Ford and Kelvin Lawrence.