Darshana Indira was a featured speaker at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Law School’s Field Placement Seminar on September 12th. UMass Dartmouth law Professor Rontear Pendleton invited Darshana to speak about Imposter Syndrome in the legal field. She shared her experiences and advice with students as they explore practicing law in various settings. The goal of the class is to foster a smooth transition from the law school environment into the professional workplace.
Darshana Indira is a featured guest speaker at Northeastern University’s law school orientation. She is participating in a program entitled “A Positive Future for Attorney Well-Being” which covers the importance of mental health and well being through law school and the legal profession.
This important program is geared at destigmatizing help-seeking behavior and educating students on the central concepts underlying well-being. Darshana shares personal stories and support for navigating stress and adversity resulting from bias, discrimination, or racism.
Payal Salsburg is a guest speaker at Boston University’s law school orientation in August 2023. The program covers the importance of mental health, well being, and being centered through law school and the legal profession. Delivering her personal account to first year law students at BU, she will talk about taking care of personal mental health and wellbeing while attending law school and during their careers.
Our Partner Payal Salsburg is a featured speaker at the upcoming Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers’ James A. Brink Annual Dinner. Payal will share personal reflections in recovering from depression and anxiety after taking time away from practicing law. Her inspirational story is aimed at helping anyone struggling from stigma and encouraging attorneys of color to embrace self-care.
A non-profit organization, LCL is the sole lawyer assistance program in Massachusetts exclusively dedicated to helping with the many personal and professional challenges of life in the legal profession. The 2023 dinner takes place at the Harvard Club of Boston on Thursday, September 21st from 6-9pm.
Please consider reaching out for more information, making a donation, or attending this wonderful event.
Matt Kane moderated a CLE program for the Boston Bar Association, “Business Litigation Session Year in Review,” in June 2023. This is the signature annual event of the BBA’s Business and Commercial Litigation Section, where Matt serves as a member of the section steering committee. In this educational and insightful program, Matt helped to guide judges from the Massachusetts Superior Court’s Business Litigation Session (“BLS”) through a lively discussion of important BLS decisions from the past year. The event was an invaluable opportunity for our business litigators to meet and familiarize themselves with the Commonwealth’s BLS judges, and to educate themselves about the current trends and significant legal devlopments at the BLS.
Darshana Indira spoke on the Employment Law Update panel for The Massachusetts Bar Association’s 44th Annual Labor & Employment Spring Conference at Suffolk University. The event welcomed judges and accomplished attorneys who provide significant thought leadership in the areas of labor and employment law.
Payal Salsburg is the moderator for an upcoming “Finding Your Voice in the Courtroom and Boardroom” program which is co-sponsored by Suffolk University Law School and the Women’s Bar Association In-House Counsel committee. The program takes place on Thursday, February 9th from 5-7pm at Suffolk Law. The panel features Honorable Denise Casper of the U.S. District Court, Honorable Debra Squires-Lee of the Superior Court as well attorneys practicing at law firms and an in house counsel. The panelists will discuss their experience in the courtroom and the boardroom as junior and senior lawyers, and talk about the methods and strategies that worked for them to become successful practitioners. To attend, please visit the WBA’s website.
Darshana Indira is a panelist for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s program, “Microaggressions in the Workplace: Part 2” taking place on Thursday, February 9th from 5:30-7pm. This virtual program is sponsored by the MBA’s Civil Rights & Social Justice Section and is part of the Bar’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee’s (DEIC) three-part training on how to develop and maintain a diverse network and workplace by creating safe, healthy and supportive spaces. The panel will focus on attracting and retaining people of color in this session. To register, please visit the MBA’s website.
Jessica Conklin presented as a panelist for a recent Boston Bar Association virtual program entitled, “Your Path to Success– Finding Your Career Path at the BBA Career Fair and Beyond.” Jessica and her panelists helped students to prepare for participating for the BBA’s inaugural Career Fair taking place on Thursday, October 20 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at District Hall in the Boston Seaport District. The Career Fair provides a space for roughly 150 law students from the BBA’s five partner law schools—in particular, students of color and from historically underrepresented backgrounds—to meet with hiring representatives from small and mid-sized law firms in Boston with practices spanning multiple specialties and industries, including both litigation and transactional practices, outside the traditional OCI process.
Payal Salsburg is appointed to the steering committee of the Boston Bar Association’s 2023 Beacon Awards for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. The Beacon Awards recognize individuals and organizations who are forging innovative paths toward a more diverse, equitable and inclusive profession and the greater legal community. The committee work to select honorees and also handle fundraising for the event. The committee will select honorees for the following categories:
Empowerment Award: Awarded to a powerful advocate that works to create systemic change in the wider community by amplifying the voices of underrepresented groups and advancing civil rights, access to justice, and/or diversity, equity, & inclusion.
Voice of Change Award: Awarded to a luminary leader in the legal community who has forged a new path and has played an extensive role in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the profession.
Corporate Champion: Awarded to an in-house legal department that has been a leader in internal or external projects and practices that promote a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive legal profession.
The 13th annual Beacon Awards for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion takes place in January 2023 at Artists for Humanity.
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