Evaluating “Left Out and Left Behind”

Presented by the Barristers Club Racial Justice Initiative, Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California, and the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession

Evaluating “Left Out and Left Behind”

Panel discussion regarding the new report on women of color attorneys from ABA Commission on Women in the Profession

Date Tuesday October 27, 2020
Program 9:00-10:45 a.m. 
MCLE 1.5 Hours in Recognition and Elimination of Bias


Bethanie Barnes
Slack Technologies, Inc.

Suzette Barnes

Chambord Benton-Hayes
Sanchez & Amador

Paulette Brown
Locke Lord

Eileen Letts
Zuber, Lawler, and del Duca

Destiny Peery
The Red Bee Group


Lindsey S. Mignano
Smith Shapourian Mignano

This panel will discuss the hurdles, hassles, and heartaches of achieving long-term legal careers for women of color vis a vis the published ABA Report “Left Out and Left Behind” by Destiny Peery, Paulette Brown, and Eileen Letts.  Join us as we discuss how and why little has changed for women of color in the legal industry, and evaluate various recommendations for lasting change.


  • How to adapt best practices for reducing biases in decision making processes;
  • Improving access to mentors and sponsors for women of color and intersectional individuals; 
  • Looking beyond recruitment towards retention of diverse lawyers;
  • Incorporating an intersectional approach when addressing diversity;
  • Creating a more inclusive culture in law firms, generally. 

This program is brought to you by The Barristers Club Racial Justice Initiative, which seeks to educate the legal community and public about issues of racism, police brutality, criminal justice reform, and how to be an ally. Learn more about the initiative and view upcoming events and programs here.  

For a printable flyer, click here.

Event Code: B200211


 Free BASF Law Student
 $40 BASF/ABA/BWLNC Members
 $65 Nonmember

BWLNC/ ABA  members contact cle@sfbar.org to receive your discount

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To receive MCLE credit, you must sign in during the designated MCLE registration period. This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. BASF is a certified provider: Provider #103

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10/27/2020 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Online only. CA

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