BBI Chairman Peter Blanck to Speak on Diversity and Inclusion at Global Law Firm Reed Smith

May 26, 2017

Program Agenda

BBI Chairman and University Professor Peter Blanck will speak at Reed Smith, a global law firm, at their June 1, 2017, Diversity Summit. The Summit explores how diversity and inclusion enriches organizations, along with practical strategies for improving and sustaining diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Materials

Dr. Blanck will discuss the recent American Bar Association nationwide study, to be conducted by the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, to identify the biases encountered by LGBT and/or disabled lawyers in the legal profession and to help develop and implement strategies to ameliorate such biases.  Preliminary results are expected to be released in September from the national online surveys, interviews, and focus groups. For more information on the American Bar Association Study, go to: https://www.americanbar.org/news/abanews/aba-news-archives/2017/05/aba_launches_nationw.html

About BBI

The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University reaches around the globe in efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities.  For more information about BBI, visit: http://bbi.syr.edu.

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