CLE: Character & Fitness: The Impact of Question 26 on Bar Admission for Lawyers of Color

1.5 CLE credits: Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias (appropriate for experienced attorneys)
Presented by the Diversity & inclusion Committee
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12:00 p.m. Welcome & Introduction
Vicky L. Valvo, Esq., Retired

12:10 p.m. Context of Character & Fitness

    • History
    • Disparate impact
    • Ban the Box efforts (UB Law)

Carolyn “Carly” Hite, Esq., Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc.

12:35 p.m. Character & Fitness Committee

      • Overview of Character & Fitness Committee
      • Rules and regulations governing Character & Fitness Committee

Cheryl Smith Fisher, Esq., Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP

1:00 p.m. Real Life Experience

      • Lived Experience
      • “Applicants View”
      • Prior Advocacy Efforts

TheArthur A. Duncan, Esq., TheArthur Duncan Law Firm

1:25 p.m. Q&A
Moderators:
Stephanie A. Calhoun, Esq., Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Maura O’Donnell, Esq., Education Subcommittee, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

1:30 p.m. Adjourn

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Date

Jun 02 2022

Time

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location

Hybrid - BAEC and Zoom
Category

Organizer

Erie Institute of Law
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