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Discussion Group: Building Community Among Legal Aid DEI Officers

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Discussion Group
Building Community Among Legal Aid DEI Officers

February 16, 2023
1:00 — 2:00pm, ET


Legal aid Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officers are invited to participate in a free discussion group aimed at building community and creating a network for directors leading DEI efforts.

Legal aid programs across the country are working to improve diversity recruiting and retention, expand community involvement, tailor services, and establish best practices that thoughtfully consider and address longstanding inequities. Many programs now have DEI officers on staff tackling these issues. However, these roles are often newly created positions, leaving DEI officers with the daunting task of navigating this unchartered territory alone, often with limited guidance on program goals, effective approaches, helpful resources, or methods for measuring progress.

Through guided conversation we hope to:

  • Create a support network for DEI leaders
  • Share ideas, innovations, and best practices
  • Gather input on useful training and programming
  • Pool information and resources


The discussion will be facilitated by Jayme Cassidy, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network; Merf Ehman, Executive Director, Columbia Legal Services; and Kesha James, Executive Director, Management Information Exchange.



There is no cost to participate, but you must be registered to attend. 

Click on the button at the top right to register now.

If you need assistance during the registration process, please contact Erica M. Szuplat, Administrative Assistant, MIE, at  

For other questions, including accessibility accommodations, contact Jared Smith, Director of Programs, MIE, at


February 16th, 2023 from  1:00 PM to  2:00 PM
United States