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Jean Liu Speaker at 2019 ABA Bar Leadership Institute (March 15, 2019)

Posted Dec 12, 2018

Event Start Date: Mar 15, 2019

Jean Liu accepted a panelist position at the ABA Bar Leadership Institute to discuss her leadership role in the ABA. The Bar Leadership Institute provides presidents-elect and other officers on the presidential track with techniques and skills essential to bar leadership. The program is titled, “Exiting the Echo Chamber”. It will discuss how leaders and boards need to bring diverse voices from all backgrounds, ages and practice settings when making decisions. Michelle Silverthorn will serve as moderator and will ask Ms. Liu and the other panelists a series of questions on this topic and on their experiences.

Friday, March 15th, 2019
2:25 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Exiting the Echo Chamber
GRAND BALLROOM SALON III, 7TH FLOOR

Overview
Our bars continue to be challenged by issues of inclusion, of race, gender, age, and practice size, among many others. We fail our clients and our profession when our leadership and our membership only reflect our own backgrounds, experiences, and careers, and the cultures with which we feel most comfortable. How can we as bar leaders ensure that our bar and our membership reflect diverse voices beyond the ones that have been traditionally heard and represented throughout our organization’s history? How can we exit our echo chamber and bring new perspectives into our bar organizations? How can we create organizations that are radically welcoming, that make fully informed and inclusive decisions, and that truly work for everyone we are supposed to serve?

MODERATOR AND CONTRIBUTOR:
MICHELLE SILVERTHORN
Chicago, IL
Founder & CEO, Inclusion Nation

PANELISTS:
CARL SMALLWOOD
Columbus, OH
Past President, Columbus Bar Association; Past President, National
Conference of Bar Presidents

PATRICIA JARZOBSKI
Denver, CO
Past President, Colorado Bar Association; Past President, Colorado
Women’s Bar Association

DANIEL KOTIN
Chicago, IL
Past President, Chicago Bar Association

JEAN LIU
Chicago, IL
President, Chinese American Bar Association of Greater Chicago

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