Date: Monday, 28 October 2019
Time: 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Address: 2801 Alaskan Way | Pier 70, Seattle, WA
Contact: Ilona Lohrey
Location: Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
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Join NGLCC's National Legal Industry Council, Q Law, Costello Law Firm, and the 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
   -Diverse-certified law firms and legal service providers
   -Minority attorneys and legal service providers
   -Corporate in-house counsel and professional services buyers
   -Supplier diversity practioners seeking to expand their opporutnies
   -Law firms of all sizes interested in supplier diversity as an industry best practice


8:30 AM | Registrations & Breakfast
9:00 AM | Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • Welcome from Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
  • GSBA Welcome
  • 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 like Verizon’s
• Articulating the business case for legal supplier diversity
10:30 AM | Q&A and Networking
11:00 AM | Adjournment

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