NAMWOLF to Present on The Inclusion Initiative at ABA Brown Bag Session
31. Oct, 2011 Categories: Sponsors
NAMWOLF Executive Director, Jason Brown, and Robin Wofford of Member firm Wilson Turner Kosmo will give a presentation on The Inclusion Initiative at an American Bar Association brown bag session. The event is co-hosted by the ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division, the ABA Center for Racial & Ethnic Diversity, and the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. The Brown Bag Sessions are short, informal educational events on timely GPSolo topics organized by committees and held entirely by teleconference at no cost.
Join us to learn more about the Inclusion Initiative, how it operates, how companies can join, how women and minority-owned law firms can benefit from this program and answers to other frequently asked questions.
About the Inclusion Initiative
In 2010, 11 major corporations along with NAMWOLF created the Inclusion Initiative. The Initiative is an organized effort to maximize the relationships between corporate legal departments and MWBE law firms throughout the U.S. and was created to have a demonstrable impact on diversity in the legal profession. Through this initiative, these pioneering companies committed to collectively spend $30 million with MWBE law firms in the first year and challenged other companies to follow their lead.The goal was surpassed, with member companies having spent $42.6 million with MWBE last year. This year, the Initiative has grown to 17 companies with a $70 million goal.