Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession: What attorneys should know

Erick Casey
Erick Casey | Cowles & Thompson

Casey Erick is a Shareholder and focuses on Commercial Litigation and Employment Law. He has represented clients in both litigation and transactional matters that span across commercial law, labor and employment, real estate, consumer protection, and general litigation including.

On-Demand: November 23, 2022

Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession: What attorneys should know

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Program Summary

The purpose of this seminar is to examine the employment status of women and minorities at law firms.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • By the year 2024, nearly one quarter of the labor force is projected to be age 55 or older, double what it was in 1994, when the figure was just under 12%. This trend has dramatic implications for how we view the workforce. Age discrimination in the workplace is illegal, but nonetheless a widespread phenomenon. It creates unjust challenges for older individuals in job retention and the securing of new ones. But studies show that a diverse workforce, in terms of gender, race, and age as well, is better for business, and companies will be well-served if they catch on to this
  • When it comes to building better diversity and inclusion across a company, age is one element that corporate leaders often disregard or place lower on their priority list
  • Corporate leaders who keep this social impact in mind, as well as the qualities that older workers can bring to the job, can benefit the company as well as society
  • Companies that prize inherent value in workers are also the hardest to find. In this time of growing automation, these skills–including leadership, emotional intelligence and adaptability–cannot be performed by a machine
  • Experts note that because older workers tend to have a lot of these skills, and if you’re able to leverage them, particularly in the areas of mentoring and in the transfer of tasks and knowledge, the presence of an age-diverse workforce can actually help instill these skills. Age diversity in the workforce also improves productivity and performance, which, of course, helps the bottom line

Date: November 23, 2022

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Erick Casey_Cowles & Thompson_FedBarErick Casey | Cowles & Thompson

Casey Erick is a Shareholder and focuses on Commercial Litigation and Employment Law. He has represented clients in both litigation and transactional matters that span across commercial law, labor and employment, real estate, consumer protection, and general litigation including, but not limited to breach of contract, corporate trade secret theft, tortious interference, defamation, personal injury, fraud, and various other kinds of civil litigation.

He has represented high-profile clients as well as defended against high-profile national and global entities in matters related to commercial litigation, defamation, privacy, negligence, the Stored Communications Act, the Texas Harmful Access by Computer Act, Texas identity Theft Enforcement and Protection Act, and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Agenda

I. Diversity in the Law Firm | 3:00pm – 3:20pm

II. Inclusivity in the Law Firm | 3:20pm – 3:40pm

III. Competence in the Law Firm | 3:40pm – 4:00pm