1. Learning from the Past to Create a Better Future
(eligible for 1 ethics CLE)
“We are leaders, not promoters of the status quo.” Danielle Conway
Moderators: Dan McKenrick and Bernie Ilkhanoff
Speaker: Kevin Harden, Jr.
Why you should attend
In America’s not-so-distant past, governmental and private industry leaders made conscious decisions through law and public policy to racially segregate our communities. Using the book written by Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, this panel will discuss the lasting impacts of racial segregation and address the need for bar leaders to set the tone within the association, law firms and the practice of law to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion. Bar leaders have the opportunity to define its future. Join this session for an open and honest conversation on how to help your association become stronger and more robust.
Each year the PBA Bar Leadership Institute class members get together and identify a service project they can work on as a class. The project is part of their year-long journey and exploration of what it means to be a good and effective leader. They are asked to consider the importance and value of giving back and making a difference through service. This is always a bit challenging with a group of diverse young attorneys who are geographically located in communities all across Pennsylvania. The 2020-2021 class had the additional challenge of never meeting in person - all of their connections and interactions occurred through Zoom. Please join us as we watch this inspiring video they created to capture their acts of kindness and caring for others in their local communities during November and December. #BLIcares.
Join us to celebrate the recipients of the Arthur J. Birdsall Award, the Chief Justice John P. Flaherty Award, and the Gilbert Nurick Award.