Organizations promoting diversity and inclusion need support if they are going to make progress. Such support includes critically examining 21st century diversity practices that end up perpetuating unfairness and maintaining the status quo—even when intended to do just the opposite. What are those actions and practices? How is it possible that, for instance, a woman or a person of color can be hurt by a company when a manager assigns them to a diversity committee? Learn about such unsuccessful practices, as well as how firms can rectify these practices in the name of fairness and social justice.
This program provides an overview of the need for pro bono legal services, efforts to increase pro bono in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, and recent statewide efforts to expand access to justice. Also included is an overview of Professional Rules of Conduct that relate to pro bono practice and opportunities available to help low-income and underrepresented individuals and families.