Avoiding attorney malpractice and ethical grievance claims starts with ensuring that your attorneys are (1) able to bring their whole selves to work, and (2) provided with the tools necessary to ensure their emotional, mental, and physical wellness. This workshop will discuss ways to move your organization from good intentions to a concerted inclusivity and wellness initiative to attract and retain talented employees and help keep them out of professionalism trouble. This workshop will cover the following topics:
• Diversity & Ethics 101: Terminology, history, statistics, and the connection between diversity and professionalism generally.
• How to Assess Organizational Inclusiveness: Participants will learn why and how to assess the state of belonging in their organization as it pertains to diverse attorneys.
• Practical Toolkit to Remove Institutional Barriers: Learn strategies your organization can employ to attract and retain talented attorneys, including inclusive policies & systems, creating effective wellness programs, and utilizing mentoring and sponsorship programs to improve morale and reduce professionalism missteps.
About Ryann Peyton:
Ryann serves as the Director of the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP). A former litigator and a seasoned consultant and advocate on professionalism, diversity, and equity in the legal field, Ryann is a frequent commentator, presenter, and lecturer. Prior to joining CAMP, Ryann focused their law practice on civil litigation with an emphasis on LGBT families and civil rights. Ryann earned their law degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law and holds an LLM and undergraduate degree from the University of Denver.