Lieff Cabraser Nashville proudly sponsored the Nashville Bar Association’s first Diversity Summit last week at the Belmont University School of Law.
Diversity Summit 2022: Transforming Ideas into Action was a full-day conference focusing moving beyond conceptual ideas in diversity, equity, and inclusion and into creating actionable plans to address the disparities facing the legal profession and our society. Lectures and interactive small group workshops will gave attendees the tools to become advocates of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
(Community leaders joined Lieff Cabraser attorneys last week at the Nashville Bar Association’s Diversity Summit lunch at Belmont University School of Law.)
(Lieff Cabraser partner Mark Chalos introduced keynote speaker Cyntoia Brown Long at the Nashville Bar Association Diversity Summit lunch last week at Belmont University School of Law.)
Keynote speaker Cyntoia Brown Long’s speech was titled, “Misjudged: The Case of the Criminalized Survivor.” In 2006, Long was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for murder after being a victim of sex trafficking. Following legal and celebrity activism that made national news, her sentence was commuted and she was released from prison in 2019. She has since written a memoir and her life story is the subject of an upcoming program on Netflix.
For decades, Lieff Cabraser has proudly supported civil rights, human rights, increased access to legal services, and initiatives and organizations working to improve civil justice, to increase diversity in the legal profession, and to assist the underserved in our communities.