On May 16, 2014, from 8 to 10 a.m., Executive Partner Pamela J. Bethel will participate as a panelist at a conference sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. Ms. Bethel will represent the National Bar Association, a predominantly African-American bar group, at the session at the Loews Madison Hotel at 1177 15th Street N.W., in Washington, D.C.
The three-day conference is part of the ABA’s Minority Counsel Program (MCP). At the MCP conference, diverse lawyers from across the country will participate in continuing legal education sessions, as well as panels on ethics and other key topics and luncheons, keynote presentations, and networking receptions.
The D.C. program is intended to provide participants with programs designed to improve practical skills, facilitate relationship-building, and provide opportunities for career development.
Ms. Bethel’s presentation will center on the business impact of inclusion. She strongly believes that bringing minority companies and law firms into public and private projects of all sorts both helps bring about diversity and is good for business and the economy.