APALA-NJ Events Calendar 2012


A Journey Through the Pipeline: Identifying Challenges and Improving Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (CLE Seminar)

A Journey Through the Pipeline:  Identifying Challenges and Improving Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

Sponsored by

Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

New Jersey Judiciary

New Jersey State Bar Association

Seton Hall University School of Law


In Partnership with

Garden State Bar Association

Minorities in the Profession Section, NJSBA

New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association

New Jersey Women Lawyers Association


March 15, 2012

1:45-7 p.m., Reception immediately following

Seton Hall Law School

4 CLEs (1 Ethics/Professionalism)

Free of charge

Register at:  law.shu.edu/diversityCLE



1:15 p.m.

Registration – Law School Atrium

All guests will be directed to the Auditorium

2:00 p.m.

Welcome Dean Patrick E. Hobbs

Introductory Remarks Chief Justice Stuart Rabner

2:20 p.m.

The Challenges Begin:  Primary and Secondary School Education

Shavar D. Jeffries, Associate Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law

Craig Livermore, Executive Director, NJ LEEP

Teresa Moore, Rutgers-Newark Institute on Education Law and Policy; Center for Urban and Public Service

Moderator:  Alycia M. Guichard, Director and New Jersey State Bar, Fellow for the Street Law Program and Associate Director for the Minority Student Program, Rutgers University School of Law

3:20 p.m.

The Challenges Continue:  College and Law School

Rachel Godsil, Eleanor Bontecou Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law

Vielka V. Holness, Director, the Pre Law Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Janai S. Nelson,  Associate Professor of Law and Associate Director of The Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development, St. John's University School of Law

Moderator:  Chrishana M. White ’13, Vice President, Black Law Students Association

4:20 p.m.

Break – Coffee, tea and snacks will be served, Third floor

4:40 p.m.

Recruiting and Retaining Minority Lawyers

Luis Diaz, Director, Intellectual Property, Gibbons, P.C.

Maja D. Hazell, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Fried Frank; President, Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals – (Invited)

Paulette Brown, Partner and Chief Diversity Officer, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP, and Trustee, New Jersey State Bar Foundation

Moderator:  Walter F. Timpone, Partner, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

5:40 p.m.

Pathways to the Judiciary for Minority Lawyers

Judge Glenn A. Grant, Acting Administrative Director of New Jersey Courts

Michele Brown, Appointments Counsel, Office of the Governor of New Jersey

Judge Esther Salas, U.S. District Court, Newark – (Invited)

Moderator:  James H. Coleman, Jr., Of Counsel, Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C.

6:40 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Susan A. Feeney, President, New Jersey State Bar Association

CLE Sign-Out

7:00 p.m.

Reception (Newark Club)

Reception Address

Paula Dow, Former Attorney General, State of New Jersey; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

7:00 p.m.

Speed Mentoring Breakout for Law Students - Newark Club

8:00 p.m.

Judicial Clerk Panel Discussion Breakout for Law Students – Seton Hall Law School