Monte Frank to Moderate CBA Panel on Connecticut's Legal Community's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
UConn School of Law, Starr Reading Room, 55 Elizabeth Street, Hartford

Connecticut’s legal community, including the bench and the bar, have maintained longstanding commitments to the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within the legal profession, the courts, and society at large. Pullman & Comley attorney Monte E. Frank will moderate a panel for the Connecticut Bar Association, where he will discuss the state of Connecticut legal community's DEI efforts. 

Monte will be joined by panelists, who are all leaders in the DEI space, to take stock of the collective, organizational, and individual DEI efforts of the past, present, and future. The panel will speak to ongoing initiatives and efforts, and address recent developments, such as the U.S. Supreme Court decision in SFFA v. Harvard  and SFFA v. UNC.  They will also address a number of pressing questions, including:

  • Are these efforts still important or necessary today?
  • What is the goal or “desired end result” of the CBA's DEI commitments and work?
  • What are the hallmarks of successful DEI initiatives, particularly in the present day legal, political, cultural, and social context?
  • What have we learned and achieved from the past several decades of our many DEI programs, investments, and accomplishments?
  • Which of the CBA's efforts have created successful outcomes, and which have not produced the desired effect?
  • How have these efforts evolved over time, and what are best practices that may be implemented for the future? 

1.5 CT CLE Credits (Ethics) are available for attendees. For additional information and to register, please visit the CBA website.


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