June 9, 2022
Fitch Even partner Maureen R. Smith will be a panelist at UIC Law Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law’s 13th Annual Ethics in the Practice of IP virtual seminar on June 10 at 11:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. CDT.
Maureen will be a co-panelist during the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion session. The panelists will discuss in-house and law firm DEI initiatives, measuring success in DEI initiatives, the role of bar associations in DEI initiatives, and The Mansfield Rule. This session is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. CDT
CLE credit (including in ethics, diversity, equality and inclusion) will be available for Illinois attorneys. For more information and to register, please visit here.
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