Knowledge of diversity issues is a core tenet of service to clients. In this webcast, local attorneys talk about preconceptions that clients and attorneys both bring to the table, and how knowledge of diverse perspectives, privileges and biases is important to attorneys’ professional conduct.
About the Panelists:
Kevin Clonts works for Rizzo Mattingly Bosworth doing complex litigation on construction and insurance matters. He is the chair of OGALLA: The Gay and Lesbian Bar Association.
Chris Ling works for Cartwright Whitman Baer doing litigation on complex estate matters. He also has experience in construction and personal injury litigation. He is the co-chair of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association (OMLA).
Parna Mehrbani is a partner at Lane Powell and works in intellectual property. She has presented on topics such as electronic discovery, negotiating complex license and business agreements and security and privacy law, to name a few. She also mentors law students and new attorneys, and does a great deal of pro bono work.
Ramón A. Pagán is a criminal defense attorney. He is the president of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association.
Hosted by the National Lawyers Guild. Co-sponsored by the Diversity Working Group, Women’s Law Caucus, Jewish Legal Society, Latino Law Society, APALSA, SSDP, OUTLaw and the Career & Professional Development Center.
The program was held at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon on April 8, 2013. The Mediasite program requires Silverlight. The video was slightly edited.