Date: Monday, 28 October 2019
Time: 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Address: 2801 Alaskan Way, Seattle , WA
Contact: NGLCC National Legal Industry Council (NLIC)
Location: Pier 70 | Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Phone: 202-234-9181
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Join NGLCC's National Legal Industry Council, Costello Law Firm, QLaw, and GSBA for an essential discussion on increasing supplier diversity opportunities in the legal industry across all communities. Together we will articulate the business case for supplier diversity in law as we learn from successful General Counsel and inclusion advocates how a legal supplier diversity program increases success at every level of the company or law firm. The concepts learned will enable you to:

  • Grow your firm or business with new contracts
  • Recruit top talent and find new external contractors
  • Achieve D&I goals and the highest possible industry benchmarks



  • NGLCC & NAMWOLF National Legal Partner firms
  • Minority attorneys and legal service providers
  • Corporate in-house counsel and professional services buyers
  • Legal Operations and Procurement professionals
  • Law firms and companies of all sizes interested in implementing their own Supplier Diversity Program



8:30 AM | Registrations & Breakfast

9:00 AM | Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Welcome from Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
  • GSBA Welcome: Louise Chernin, President & CEO
  • National LGBT Chamber of Commerce: Jonathan Lovitz, Senior Vice President

9:30 AM | Discussion Topics: Supplier Diversity in the Legal Profession

  • Debunking myths about diverse owned, small firm practices
  • Importance of in-house counsel participating in company supplier diversity programs
  • How to identify and engage qualified providers, and how to participate in supplier programs with major corporations
  • Articulating the business case for legal supplier diversity
  • Increasing tier 1 and tier 2 legal diversity spend 

10:30 AM | Q&A and Networking

11:00 AM | Adjournment

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s office entrance is located at the water end of the Pier above AQUA by El Gaucho. The entrance is accessible via the set of stairs or by using the elevator in the AQUA by El Gaucho foyer.
Due to construction, parking on Pier 70 is currently unavailable. Several public parking garages located nearby offer convenient options, including Paccar Pavilion Garage at the Olympic Sculpture Park (entrance on Broad Street at Western Avenue) and Olympus Parking Garage (38 Clay Street between Elliott Avenue & Western Avenue). In addition, street parking may also be available in front of the pier. We encourage the use of Lyft/Uber.

The NGLCC National Legal Industry Council (NLIC) serves to promote supplier diversity efforts within the legal profession and to increase business opportunities for certified LGBT-owned law firms and legal service providers to work with NGLCC Corporate Partners and establish a referral network of legal services in the LGBT business community. To address the need for competitive and innovative services of NGLCC corporate stakeholders, the NLIC bridges in-house counsel, supplier diversity professionals, law firms, and NGLCC's extensive network of suppliers.

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