As part of the June 11th Primerus Northeast Regional Meeting, Barton LLP moderated a discussion centered on the continuing evolution of diversity and inclusion in the legal industry. The discourse revolved around a variety of issues, ranging from the understated importance of continuing to make even the smallest efforts towards diversity and inclusion, to the challenges of bridging gaps and fostering understanding between attorneys of different generations and walks of life.
Featured speakers included Ruth Ferguson – Chief Human Resources Officer at the Related Companies; Ripa Rashid – Managing Director, Inclusion Matters, Diversity Best Practices at Working Mother; Caroline Berube – HJM Asia Law & Co. LLC, and Amber Vincent – Alyn-Weiss. The Keynote presentation, entitled “If Not Now, When? Achieving Equality for Women Attorneys in the Courtroom and in ADR,” was given by the Hon. Karla Moskowitz, retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, New York.