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NJALA BUSINESS PARTNER EXPOSITION EDUCATIONAL SESSION

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481 Eagle Rock Avenue

West Orange, NJ 07052

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"CREATING A CULTURALLY COMPETENT LAW FIRM"

Cultural competence is an awareness of the cultural differences that makes each person unique; it is the ability to interact with and appreciate belief systems that differ from our own, thereby creating a way for everyone to work cross culturally.

The goal of this presentation is to enhance knowledge and skills for building and maintaining a multicultural organization and becoming positive change agents for our workplaces.. This program asks participants to understand and reflect on their role as a leader responsible for promoting inclusion and building successful and effective working relationships within our organizations.

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Define diversity and culture and its impact on relationships within our organizations.

Recognize our unconscious biases and how they impact our culture and hiring decisions.

Understand the importance of collaborative working relationships with diverse others and the benefits of diverse perspectives in problem-solving.

Recognize the importance of infusing diversity into our organizations to achieve a more productive, respectful and cooperative work environment.

Develop a plan of action for becoming a change agent for diversity in our companies and community.

Please RSVP by September 7th.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:

SARAH CLARK, CLM is the Director of Administration of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter and has been working as an office administrator for over 20 years. Sarah oversees the management of her 275-attorney firm and is a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Sarah is also a past member of ALA’ s Committee on Diversity & Inclusion. Sarah has held many leadership positions within ALA including serving as President of NJALA in 2005 and also, she served as a Regional Officer for the Region 1 Management Team. Sarah has also been a frequent speaker at ALA’s Regional and National Conferences.

JUDGE LAWRENCE M. LAWSON engaged in private practice for several years, during which time he served as the Municipal Prosecutor, City of Asbury Park from 1981 to 1986, and Mayor of Neptune Township from 1984 to 1986.

He was appointed as a Superior Court Judge of Monmouth County, New Jersey in 1987 and served as a trial judge in both the Civil and Criminal Divisions and was Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division for approximately three years. In April of 1993, he was appointed as the first African American Judge to become the Assignment Judge of the Monmouth Vicinage, and the first in the State of New Jersey.

He remained as the Assignment Judge until his retirement in September, 2014.

Judge Lawson returned to private practice in September of 2014 when he joined McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter. Judge Lawson serves as a mediator on various matters throughout the state and he is also Chair of McElroy’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.


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