The SDCBA’s Dialogue on Diversity program offers attendees the chance to hear from some of the industry’s leaders while earning CLE credit and networking.

This presentation will explore diversity in the legal profession through the lens of disability.

This year’s program will feature:

  • A discussion on issues in the legal field of employment of people with disabilities, including strategies to address these issues.
  • A presentation on stereotyping and unintentional bias as is experienced with communities of color, and how this translates for attorneys with disabilities; and
  • A panel discussion on interventions and strategies to ensure fairness in the workplace for attorneys with and without disabilities.

This CLE is worth 1.0 Elimination of Bias. Register here

Opening Remarks

Jon Streeter, Esq.
President of the State Bar of California

Featured Speaker and Panel Moderator

Paula Pearlman, Esq.
Executive Director of the Disability Rights Legal Center


John Edson, Esq.
Partner with McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP

Amy Vandeveld, Esq.
Private Practice Focusing on Disability Discrimination


Thank you to our event sponsors:







This program is co-presented by:

Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association

Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego

Iranian American Bar Association

Korean American Bar Association-San Diego

Lawyers Club of San Diego

Native American Lawyers Association

Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego

San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association

South Asian Bar Association

Tom Homann LGBT Law Association