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Power the Pipeline Conference

Power the Pipeline Conference
Monday, October 30, 2023 | 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Online registration is now closed. 

Format: In-Person

Program Fee:
Free for City Bar Members and Members of Co-Sponsoring Organizations | $15  Non-Member Attorneys
Members of co-sponsoring organizations please call Customer Relations at 212-382-6663 to register. 

We are excited to invite lawyers, managing partners, DEI professionals, educators, students, corporations, bar associations and more to the first annual Power the Pipeline Conference. In short, we want to bring together ALL stakeholders invested in creating an equitable and inclusive legal profession. Pipeline programs create meaningful opportunities for students who do not have traditional access to the legal profession to gain experience and build their skills toward a career in law. This in-person day-long event is your chance to gain invaluable insights from industry experts on establishing pipeline programs, forging connections with pipeline partners, and making a resolute commitment to the pipeline.

The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging is proud to announce our distinguished guests of the Power the Pipeline Conference:

2023 Diversity & Inclusion Champion:

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, for their longstanding commitment and unwavering dedication to promoting diversity and extending opportunities to underserved communities within the legal profession's talent pipeline through their partnership with Washington Irving, a public school in New York City.

2023 Firestarter Awardee:

Aliza Shatzman, founder of The Legal Accountability Project a nonprofit aimed at extending support and resources to law clerks to ensure that they have a positive clerkship experience, this award honors individuals who have shown remarkable dedication and innovation in DEIB, sparking change, fostering belonging, and challenging norms in the Legal Profession

Event Highlights:

- Learning from the Best: Engage in enlightening discussions with industry experts who will share their experiences and best practices, empowering you to drive positive change within your organization.

- Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals, firms, law schools, NYC public schools, and organizations and professionals that are ready to dive into pipeline work. Make meaningful connections and expand your network.

- Supporting and investing in NYC Public Education & Pipeline Programs:
We have set aside dedicated time during the conference for schools and pipeline programs to engage with firms, law schools, and organizations actively involved in pipeline initiatives or who want or need to get involved in pipeline initiatives, during the fair portion of the day. Schools and pipeline programs can sign up for a table at no cost! However, space is limited so sign-up early to claim your spot (a waitlist will be created in the event we run out of tables/space). We will provide participants with guidance in developing materials to share with stakeholders and putting your organization on the map.

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Sponsorship Opportunities Available: Please contact Angie Avila-Lanciotti, Manager of Development & Communications, at

Sponsoring Organization:
Office for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, Tanya Martinez-Gallinucci, Executive Director

Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Brittani McDonald & David Sarnoff, Co-Chairs
Education & the Law, Rebecca Berkebile & Jonathan D. Glater, Co-Chairs

Program Sponsors:
Gold Level Series Sponsor: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP 
Gold Level Event Sponsor: Paul Weiss, Mary Eaton
Silver Level Event Sponsor: Jenner & Block. Crowell & Moring LLP, Kaplan Hecker
Bronze Level Event Sponsor: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, Visnon & Elkins, Simpson Thatcher, MUFG Bank

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