In 2020, despite most of our team working remotely due to the pandemic, Cohen and Wolf’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion remained unwavering. Undeterred by our physical isolation and distance, the Firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee established a new Lunch & Learn Series. Our goal in launching the Series was to bring members of our Firm community together to learn something new from various guest speakers and discuss important topics such as implicit bias, discrimination, and racism. Throughout the series, we’ve discovered a variety of ways to make the legal field more inclusive, we’ve had impactful discussions about current events, and we’ve discovered a means to engage with and celebrate various cultures including some that are not yet represented among our ranks.
The Firm has been fortunate to host numerous esteemed guests including practitioners from across the country, government officials, and judges. The true success of our Lunch & Learn Series lies with those who have joined us for these important conversations and we are tremendously grateful.
Born out of the circumstances of 2020, our Lunch & Learn Series has emerged as a popular event for members of our Firm and we look forward to continued learning, conversation, understanding, and engagement.
Our Lunch & Learn series has included the following programs:
|Akomawt Educational Initiative|
|ABA’s Commission on Disability Rights|
|The Growth and Future of the Latino Community|
|Legal Aspects of Family Formation for the LGBTQ+ Community|
|A Follow-up Conversation About Race|
|Celebrating Pride Month 2021|
|Discrimination Against the Asian American Community|
|Celebrating Black History Month|
|Mental Health Issues in the Legal Profession|
|Disabilities, Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession|
|10/08/2020||The U.S. Asylum System and Recent Whistleblower Complaint|
|07/27/2020||A Discussion About DACA and Immigration|
|06/26/2020||LGBTQ 2020 Pride Month|
|06/22/2020||Why is this so hard? A Conversation About Race|
|05/28/2020||Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month|