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Wednesday, June 5 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Diversity in the Legal Profession: Retention and Recruitment of Legal Aid Staff & Diversity Considerations for Board Members FULL

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This session will discuss internal practices, policies, procedures and tools to support the recruitment and retention of legal aid staff. This session will include discussion of the role of boards in regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion at legal aid organizations including retention and recruitment of staff and board members. This will be an interactive discussion session with conversations between panelists and attendees. Panelists will present data from recent State Bar reports pertaining to diversity in the legal profession in California.  

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Salena Copeland

Executive Director, Legal Aid Assoc of California
Salena is the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Association of California and spends much of her time coordinating statewide legislative and administrative advocacy, while also supervising a small staff who work to support the entire IOLTA legal aid community through trainings... Read More →

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Lauren Lofton

Program Attorney, Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC)
Lauren Lofton is the Associate Director for Student Life & Inclusion at UC Hastings School of Law. Most recently, Lauren served as the Program Attorney at Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC), where they oversaw the LawHelpCA.org website managed by LAAC, supported state-wide... Read More →

Angelica Jongco

Deputy Managing Attorney, Public Advocates

Denny Chan

Senior Staff Attorney, Justice in Aging

Wednesday June 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm PDT