25th Anniversary: Report Highlights Challenges in Diversifying the Legal Profession

More than 60 people attended the December 14 panel discussion and reception for the release of BASF’s 2015 Goals and Timetables Report on Minority Hiring, Advancement and Retention.

The event was held at Keker & Van Nest and featured the following panelists:

Past presidents Kelly Dermody, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein and Ray Marshall, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Chonda Nwamu, Pacific Gas & Electric Company; Kimberly Papillon, The Better Mind; and 2016 President Michael Tubach, O’Melveny & Myers. Quyen Ta of Keker & Van Nest served as moderator.

BASF began studying the hiring and advancement of attorneys of color in the Bay Area legal community in 1989. Every five years since then, a report has been produced on the progress being made to diversify the profession. Marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first report in 1990, the 2015 Goals and Timetables for Minority Hiring, Advancement and Retention was released in December.

For more information about the report, visit www.sfbar.org/2015-goals-timetables.

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