Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin will be featured as a distinguished panelist at the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Diversity in the Law Seminar on November 29-30, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The seminar will discuss the importance and significance of diversity in the trial bar as it seeks to increase awareness of the challenges facing LGBT, minority, and female plaintiff lawyers.
Topics of discussion will include: The History of HB2 and The Conception of AAJ’s Diversity Seminar; Internal and External Goals for Equity and Inclusion; Diversity Committees and Mitigating Explicit and Implicit Bias in Associate Recruitment; Diversity in Mass Tort Leadership; The Importance of Mentoring and Being Mentored; Minority Issues in the Public Spotlight: How Public Perception Can Affect Your Jury; and Ethical Dilemmas in the Perpetuation of Unfair Stereotypes of Women & How to Change the Dialogue.
This Hot Topics special edition seminar is co-presented with AAJ’s LGBT Caucus, Minority Caucus, and Women Trial Lawyers Caucus.
About the American Association for Justice
The American Association for Justice provides trial attorneys with information, professional support and a nationwide network that enables them to most effectively and expertly represent clients. The mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests. Visit the AAJ online at justice.org.
About Annika K. Martin
A partner in Lieff Cabraser’s New York office, Ms. Martin represents plaintiffs in class action and mass tort litigation, including plaintiffs with physical and economic injuries resulting from accidents involving GM vehicles sold with a defective ignition switch; patients nationwide suffering from the widespread outbreak of meningitis and other serious maladies caused by contaminated medication; and individuals and businesses across the Gulf Coast harmed by the blowout on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in class action litigation against BP, Transocean, and Halliburton. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum.