Earn 4.5 Hours MCLE Credit, includes .75 Hour of Elimination of Bias
Friday, September 28, 2018
Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010
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Join community leaders, law and policy practitioners, and students for a discussion of what is being done—and what could be done—to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in environmental law and policy.
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
9:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
This panel will introduce the concepts of equity, diversity, and inclusion to give all conference attendees a shared baseline for understanding these principles. It will then consider the emergence of equity as an increasingly important touchstone for California environmental policymaking in recent years. By considering the (imperfect) pursuit of equity both in high-level lawmaking and in on-the-ground implementation in California, panelists will further develop ideas about meaningful ways to reflect equity in environmental law.
10:45 a.m. - 12 noon
Provided for pre-registered conference attendees.
12 noon - 12:30 p.m.
Our cultural identities have many dimensions. In this activity, you will fill in your own cultural identity circle, using a more contemporary (broad) definition of culture:
The historical definition was applied most frequently to racial and ethnic communities.
Contemporarily Culture means:
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Land use and environmental planning affect all members in a community. Now and into the future, the changing demographics in California are making it more important to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the land use and environmental planning and decision-making processes. This panel will discuss the challenges in engaging community members and increasing all voices in those contexts, from the perspectives of this panel of non-profit and government professionals. We will also discuss how organizations and entities can implement the goals of increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in those processes.
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
How do identities and perspectives of diverse individuals shape their views and work in environmental law and policy? Join speakers from non-profit organizations, government entities, and private practice for a soul-searching dialogue on how one’s personal backgrounds and experiences may shape their professional endeavors.
2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.
For your convenience, we've posted a printable program brochure.
California Lawyers Association
180 Howard Street, Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94105
In order to pre-register, your form and check, payable to California Lawyers Association, or credit card information, must be received by September 21, 2018.
Environmental Law Section Members
Non-Section Members (includes 2018 Environmental Law Section Membership)
Cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing no later than September 21, 2018 and are subject to a $50 service charge. Refunds will not be available after September 21, 2018.
For registration information call 415-795-7025. Telephone registrations will not be accepted. For program content and/or Section information call 415-795-7105.
For special assistance, please call 415-795-7105.
The California Lawyers Association and the Environmental Law Section are approved State Bar of California MCLE providers.