We Need To Talk: Navigating Challenging Conversations about Diversity

  • Wed, September 13, 2023
  • 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Webinar


  • Corporate Sponsor members + 1 free guest.
  • Fee may be applied against new membership dues if request and application is received within 14 days of event.

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An IRELA CLE Webinar

We Need To Talk: Navigating Challenging Conversations about Diversity

Julia Roundtree Livingston

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager - Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

MCLE tentative for 1-hour Diversity & Inclusion CLE credit

Registration is Free for IRELA Members
Non-Members ~ $50*

Since 2020, the murder of George Floyd has prompt people to have difficult conversations regarding race. However, little constructive guidance was given regarding how to have these conversations. As a result, although some people engaged in these conversations and were catalysts for change, other people had conversations which may have done more harm than good, and other people simply tried to avoid having these conversations at all.

The reality is that many people struggle with having honest and productive conversations about diversity. These conversations require people to discuss potentially sensitive topics … to speak and listen with empathy … to be open to accepting constructive criticism … to be willing to ask questions with an open mind … and to risk potentially saying the wrong thing. As a result, some people try to avoid ever having these conversations.

This course explores how professionalism and civility can provide you with skills to facilitate difficult conversations regarding diversity and help you to be leaders in creating more inclusive environments.

Julia Roundtree Livingston

Julia Roundtree Livingston serves as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager for the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, where she promotes integrity, civility, and professionalism among the lawyers and judges of Illinois. In this role, Julia leads the Commission’s educational and advocacy initiatives aimed at promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the legal and justice systems.

As DEI Manager, Julia develops and delivers legal education on DEI and other professionalism topics to lawyers, judges, and law students, and performs outreach across the state on behalf of the Commission. She also supports the Commission’s lawyer-to-lawyer mentoring program and manages its involvement in Jumpstart, a law school preparatory program for historically underrepresented law students.

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