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PALS Retreat For New Associates Of Color
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When: 11/11/2015
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
115 West 42nd Street
New York, New York  10036
United States

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PALS (Practicing Attorneys For Law Students Program, Inc.)

Cordially Invites You To Our

Retreat For New Associates Of Color

Sponsored By

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Register Today

Registration will close on November 9, 2015

This workshop has limited space

No-shows and cancellations are highly discouraged

Please be considerate when registering


Join us For a Full-Day Intensive Legal Professional Development Workshop to Assist New Attorneys of Color Thrive in Their First and Second Year of Practice.

Participants Will Hear From Experienced Attorneys About Thriving in Law Firms and Other Professional Legal Environments. Interactive Workshops Include:

  • Transitioning from Law School to Professional Practice
  • Professional Legal Writing and Creating a Quality Work Product
  • Conveying the Big Picture With Clear Structure
  • Drafting Strong, Clear Sentences
  • Practical Legal Skills Training: Corporate Drafting
  • Practical Legal Skills Training: Litigation Skills
  • Tips for Success: A Panel Featuring Senior Associates
  • Straight Talk: A Panel Featuring Diversity Professionals from Law Firms

**CLE Accreditation being sought for portions of this program

Full Agenda

Confirmed Facilitators and Panelists Include:


Bryna Beckler-Knoll, Attorney Recruiting & Development Manager, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Tanya Blocker, Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment, New York City Law Department

Sheila S. Boston, Partner, Kaye Scholer LLP

Lissa Bourjolly, Iconix Brand Group, PALS Board Member

Antonio R. Delgado, Associate, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Joesph M. Drayton, Partner, Cooley LLP, PALS Board Member

Christian Elloie, Assistant General Counsel, Deloitte LLP, PALS Board Member

Devin Glenn, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Supria B. Kuppuswamy,
Manager of Diversity Initiatives, Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Ackneil M. (Trey) Muldrow, III, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Lara Penningtion, Legal Writing Coach, Rosky Legal Education

Richard Ross, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP, PALS Board Chairperson

Satra Sampson-Arokium, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Kaye Scholer LLP

Peter Wilson, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Proskauer Rose LLP

Additional Panelists To Be Announced