Conference News

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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.

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.

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.

Dunnaville Award and Board of Governors Nominations Open

Posted on 3/2/2022
We need volunteers (YOU!) for leadership roles on the Diversity Conference Board of Governors, including lawyers, honorary judicial members, and even lay (non-lawyer) members. Please consider volunteering.

Meet the New Members of the Board of Governors

Posted on 9/10/2021
The Diversity Conference also welcomes its new Board members, whose terms started at the end of the VSB Annual Meeting in June.