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Rethinking Professionalism in a Diverse World

Date: 12:15pm - 1:30pm PDT April 8, 2013 Location: McCarty Classroom Complex, Room 2

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McCarty Classroom Complex, Room 2

Knowledge of diversity issues is a core tenet of service to clients. Come hear local attorneys talk about preconceptions that clients and attorneys both bring to the table, and how knowledge of diverse perspectives, privileges and biases is important to attorneys’ professional conduct.

Hosted by the National Lawyers Guild. Co-sponsored by the Diversity Working Group, Women’s Law Caucus, Jewish Law Society, Latino Law Society, APALSA, SSDP, OUTLAW, and the Career & Professional Development Center.

About the Panelists

Kevin Clonts works for Rizzo Mattingly Bosworth doing complex litigation on construction and insurance matters.  He is the chair of OGALLA: The Gay and Lesbian Bar Association.

Ramón A. Pagán is a criminal defense attorney. He is the president of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association.

Chris Ling works for Cartwright Whitman Baer doing litigation on complex estate matters.  He also has experience in construction and personal injury litigation.  He is the co-chair of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association (OMLA).

Parna Mehrbani is a partner at Lane Powell and works in intellectual property.  She has presented on topics such as electronic discovery, negotiating complex license and business agreements and security and privacy law, to name a few.  She also mentors law students and new attorneys, and does a great deal of pro bono work.


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