RPJ Partner Deena Merlen to Moderate Seminar on “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging in the Legal Profession”

The Fairfield Co. Bar Association Diversity Committee, which is co-chaired by RPJ Partner Deena R. Merlen, had its inaugural event last month when former State Representatives Joseph Grabarz Jr. and Hon. Douglas Mintz (Ret.) (pictured above with Ms. Merlen and her co-chair, Jaime Dursht) led a fascinating discussion on Diversity Law – A Half Century of Changing Attitudes (Laws) Re LGBTQI Rights in CT as a live hybrid program at the Fairfield County Bar Association in Stamford, Connecticut.  The program is now available on demand through the Bar Association here.

Ms. Merlen is pleased to announce the next program in the Diversity Law series.  On Tuesday, October 24th at 12:30 pm, the Fairfield County Bar Association Diversity Committee and Employment Law Committee are co-hosting a CLE program titled “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging in the Legal Profession: Understanding the Whys and Hows From a 360° Perspective.”

Ms. Merlen will moderate this important seminar on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) in the context of law firms.  Alongside Ms. Merlen, presenting will be Melissa G. Andrieuz, the Chief Diversity Officer and Chief Client Relations officer of Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP. This hybrid CLE event is accredited in both New York and Connecticut, and may be attended either virtually or in person at the offices of the Fairfield County Bar Association.  For more information and registration details, please click here.

This article is intended as a general discussion of these issues only and is not to be considered legal advice or relied upon. For more information, please contact RPJ Partner Deena R. Merlen, who counsels clients in areas of employment and labor law, anti-discrimination and harassment prevention programs, general business law, commercial transactions, intellectual property, media and entertainment, and dispute resolution. Ms. Merlen is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and New York.