CLE Program

Taking Steps to Address Barriers to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Dispute Resolution


Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Massachusetts Bar Association
Zoom Webinar

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A World Cafe interactive session

The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section Council and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee have worked closely with the Executive Office of the Trial Court, to design an interactive, World Cafe-style program to:

  • Engage the dispute resolution community members and stakeholders in conversations around the strengths, challenges and potential solutions for addressing barriers to DEI in dispute resolution
  • Bring together and facilitate dialogue between dispute resolution leadership with DR members and stakeholders to develop a greater understanding of everyone’s experiences
  • Identify areas of focus for strategic planning for the DR Section Council and the MBA to address these barriers

The MBA and the DR Section have the power to make change, and with your help and input, this program will serve as a resource for developing ways to move forward our efforts to being more diverse, inclusive and equitable.

This webinar will be hosted using Zoom. Registration is required by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, to participate in this program. An email from MassBar Education with the Webinar ID and Password will be sent before the program.


Theresa Coney, Esq., Program Co-chair
Racial Equity Statewide Training Lead, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Brockton
Justin Kelsey, Esq., Program Co-chair
Skylark Law & Mediation PC, Southborough
Taneekah M. Johnson, M.S., Panelist
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Executive Office of the Trial Court, Massachusetts

Sponsoring Sections:

Dispute Resolution Section
MBA Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee

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