2nd Annual Forum on Diversity in the Legal Profession

(9/20/2019)

Agenda


Friday, September 20, 2019
8:00a.m.
Registration
8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m.

9:00a.m.
Introductions and Welcome
9:00a.m. - 9:15a.m.
Marni E. Byrum - VSB President, McQuade Byrum, PLLC
Chidi James - Blankingship & Keith PC

9:15a.m.
Keynote Address, Honorable S. Bernard Goodwyn
9:15a.m. - 9:30a.m.
Hon. S. Bernard Goodwyn - Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia

9:30a.m.
Implicit Bias
9:30a.m. - 10:30a.m.
Tammy H. Currie - Northern Virginia Community College
D. Dean Sparlin - Sparlin Law Office, PLLC
Maura Burke Weiner - JuryMatters, Inc.

10:45a.m.
Understanding Diversity
10:45a.m. - 11:45a.m.
Hon. Manuel A. Capsalis - Judge, Fairfax General District Court
Carteia V. Basnight - Law Office of Carteia V. Basnight
Sheila M. Costin - Holmes Costin & Marcus PLLC
Martha JP McQuade - McQuade Byrum PLLC
Kimberly M. Turner - Law Offices of Kimberly Martin Turner, PLLC

11:45a.m.
Lunch
11:45a.m. - 12:30p.m.

12:30p.m.
Keeping the Pipeline Flowing and Employment Best Practices
12:30p.m. - 2:00p.m.
Toby J. Heytens - Solicitor General of Virginia
Candace A. Blydenburgh - McGuireWoods LLP
Doris Henderson Causey - Central Virginia Legal Aid Society
Michelle B. Craddock - Craddock Law PLLC
Christina T. Parrish - Assistant Attorney General, Virginia Office of the Attorney General
Debra Powers - Taylor Hugueley Powers PLLC
Zaida C. Thompson - Loudoun County Attorney's Office

2:15p.m.
How Many Sexes Can Stand Under Title VII's Umbrella?
2:15p.m. - 3:45p.m.
Hon. Joanne F. Alper - Retired Judge, Circuit Court of Arlington County
Carla D. Brown - Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown
James Hammerschmidt - Paley Rothman
Prof. Joseph J. Martins - Liberty University Law School

3:45p.m.
Concluding Remarks
3:45p.m. - 3:50p.m.
Luis A. Perez - Luis A. Perez P.C Law Office
Chidi James - Blankingship & Keith PC

3:50p.m.
Diversity Conference Reception [+]
3:50p.m. - 5:00p.m.