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As the official publication of the Virginia State Bar Diversity Conference, Invictus provides news about our activities, highlights member achievements, and offers insights and other information that will promote diversity within the Virginia State Bar while bringing access to justice to Virginia's diverse population.

Check out the most recent articles below:

Luis Perez-Pietri Receives 2024 Clarence M. Dunnaville Jr. Award

Posted on 5/22/2024
Luis A. Perez-Pietri of the Luis A. Perez P.C. Law Office in Falls Church has been selected to receive the 2024 Clarence M. Dunnaville, Jr. Achievement Award.

Board of Governors Nominees 2024–27 Term

Posted on 5/1/2024
The chair of the Diversity Conference Board of Governors pursuant to Section 6.2 of its bylaws, announces the nominees for the Board of Governors.

Annual Meeting Mentors Needed 2024

Posted on 5/1/2024
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Diversity Conference needs you to help make this year's Annual Meeting a success for 15 Virginia law students/mentees!

Implicit Bias and How It Affects the Practice of Law

Posted on 4/30/2024
The 2023 Forum opened with a discussion of how words and thoughts can turn clients away from you without you even knowing it. See the jury selection and employment implications of implicit bias.

Best Practices and Encouraging a Culture of Diversity– Improving Diversity in the Legal Profession

Posted on 4/30/2024
The panel discussed issues with hiring, retaining, and promoting diverse individuals in law firm settings including providing best practices for corporate and law firm DEi programs.

Racial Reconciliation and Civil Rights -Ethical Duties

Posted on 4/29/2024
Racial Reconciliation and Civil Rights -Ethical Duties - The Forum's final panel reviewed the ethical duties lawyers have in relation to civil rights cases including jury selection and employment considerations.

Merit, Admissions, and the Supreme Court

Posted on 4/29/2024
Merit, Admissions, and the Supreme Court: An Annual Meeting Discussion of What's to Come and What to Do - View the predictions and thoughts of the panel on the implications of Students for Fair Admission case, made weeks before the decision.

Editor's Corner: Diversity of the Law Revisited: Cicero to AI

Posted on 4/29/2024
Diversity of the Law Revisited: Cicero to AI – A history of law and how it has evolved over the past several millennia. It has not been without its challenges. By Editor in Chief Gus Bequai, Esq.

2024 Annual Meeting Registration Is Open

Posted on 3/15/2024
Online registration is open for the 2024 Annual Meeting. The meeting will be in Virginia Beach May 29 – June 1. We hope to see you there!

Justice Cleo E. Powell Receives 2023 Clarence M. Dunnaville Jr. Award

Posted on 5/17/2023
The Honorable Cleo Elaine Powell, justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, has been awarded the Clarence M. Dunnaville Jr. Achievement Award, sponsored by the Diversity Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

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