Jean Liu Speaker at 2019 ABA Bar Leadership Institute (March 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
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:
Founder & CEO, Inclusion Nation
Past President, Columbus Bar Association; Past President, National
Conference of Bar Presidents
Past President, Colorado Bar Association; Past President, Colorado
Women’s Bar Association
Past President, Chicago Bar Association
President, Chinese American Bar Association of Greater Chicago
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