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When: Monday, July 20, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Where: Live Webinar - Link to join will be provided by email in advance of the meeting
United States
Presenter: Dr. Joseph Flynn, Associate Director for Academic Affairs for the Center for Black Studies and an a
Contact: Barb Mendralla

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DCBA Diversity PRMCLE Program
On the Matter of Lives: Revisiting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Legal Profession and Society




This CLE will be presented via Zoom. Instructions and a meeting ID will be emailed to participants prior to the CLE.



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For the health and safety of our members, this year’s 11th Hour PRMCLE Program will  be conducted virtually, via Zoom, over two sessions.  As an added benefit to DCBA members and to express our thanks, all members renewed for 2020-2021 will have registration fees waived for these sessions, by entering RENEWED in the Promo Code field.  We hope you can join us to fill your Diversity and Mental Health and Substance Abuse requirements for this reporting period if you requested an extension (or next).



Date and Time: July 20, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Joseph Flynn,  Associate Director for Academic Affairs for the Center for Black Studies and an associate professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Northern Illinois University


You may remember Dr. Flynn from last year's Town Hall conversation on Diversity and its Impact on the Legal Profession. In this program, Dr. Flynn will revisit key ideas about diversity, equity, and inclusion in relation to both the legal profession and society in general. In the wake of nationwide and global protests about systemic and institutional racism, there are a number of questions about how members of society can work toward anti-racist goals. Recognizing the ways in which inequity persists in our institutions – including law enforcement and criminal justice – is a fundamental move for creating institutions for equity. This presentation will provide a quick summary of the ways in which inequity has appeared in our nation and will provide considerable time for question and answers about the issues.


Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with key terms related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)
  • Discuss recent protests and events related to DEI
  • Consider key moments in the history of inequity in the United States
  • Consider ideas about promoting DEI in the legal profession and society 

Location: Live Webinar – link to join will be provided by email in advance of the session


Price: Free to DCBA Members who renewed for 2020-2021 by entering RENEWED into the Promo Code field on the payment page.

            $20 to those who have not renewed and non-members


Credit Awarded: 1.0 Credit PRMCLE - Diversity & Inclusion (pending approval)




Questions? Please contact staff liaison, Barb Mendralla, at or 630-653-7779.


Only DCBA members will qualify for MCLE credit.


Electronic handouts will be provided in advance; no paper handouts will be distributed.


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