ACC Colorado Becomes Involved in Diversity Campaign
Shawn Cheadle, President of ACC Colorado, is one of several ACC members who have been chosen to join the Deans’ Diversity Council Campaign for Inclusive Excellence. This council was created by the deans of both the University of Colorado Law School and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law working in concert with leading law firms and other legal employers. The Council is comprised of managing partners of the Pledge to Diversity law firms, general counsel from some of Colorado’s largest corporate employers, members of the federal and state judiciary, leading government sector attorneys, bar leaders, and others committed to diversity in the legal profession.
As its vision, the Council is committed to transformation of the legal profession with the following results: By the year 2016, all Denver metro law firms and corporate legal departments will have successfully developed and implemented initiatives that create cultures of inclusion where attorneys of all backgrounds succeed without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.
As one of tasks, the Council has helped to provide topics for the inaugural Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Summit, which has been organized by members of the Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee of the Colorado Bar Association. The conference will be held at Invesco Field on September 19-20, 2007. The Summit will feature national and local speakers on a variety of diversity topics, and will be held in conjunction with the annual Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair on Friday, September 21, 2007.
If you would like to become involved with either the Diversity Council or the Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Summit, email us at ACCColorado@yahoo.com.