National Legal Industry Council in Seattle: Supplier Diversity in the Legal Profession

October 28, 2019

NGLCC National Legal Industry Council (NLIC)
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Meeting Location:
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
2801 Alaskan Way | Pier 70
Seattle, WA 98121
Join NGLCC's National Legal Industry Council, Q Law, Costello Law Firm, and the GSBA for an essential discussion on increasing supplier diversity opportunities in the legal industry across all communities.  Together we will articulate the business case for supplier diversity in law as we learn from successful General Counsel and inclusion advocates how a legal supplier diversity program increases success at every level of the company or law firm.  The concepts learned will enable you to:
  • Grow your firm or business with new contracts
  • Recruit top talent and find new external contractors
  • Achieve D&I goals and the highest possible industry benchmarks
   NGLCC & NAMWOLF National Legal Partner firms
   Diverse-certified law firms and legal service providers
   Minority attorneys and legal service providers
   Corporate in-house counsel and professional services buyers
   Supplier diversity practioners seeking to expand their opporutnies
   Law firms of all sizes interested in supplier diversity as an industry best practice
The NGLCC National Legal Industry Council (NLIC) serves to promote supplier diversity efforts within the legal profession and to increase business opportunities for certified LGBT-owned law firms and legal service providers to work with NGLCC Corporate Partners and establish a referral network of legal services in the LGBT business community.  To address the need for competitive and innovative services of NGLCC corporate stakeholders, the NLIC bridges in-house counsel, supplier diversity professionals, law firms, and NGLCC's extensive network of suppliers.
PROPOSED AGENDA (In Development):
8:30 AM | Registrations & Breakfast
9:00 AM | Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • Welcome from Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
  • GSBA Welcome
  • National LGBT Chamber of Commerce: -Jonathan Lovitz, Senior Vice President
9:30 AM | Discussion Topics: Supplier Diversity in the Legal Profession
• Debunking myths about diverse owned, small firm practices
• Importance of in-house counsel participating in company supplier diversity programs
• How to identify and engage qualified providers, and how to participate in supplier programs like Verizon’s
• Articulating the business case for legal supplier diversity
10:30 AM | Q&A and Networking
11:00 AM | Adjournment
Important Arrival and Parking Information:
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s office entrance is located at the water end of the Pier above AQUA by El Gaucho. The entrance is accessible via the set of stairs or by using the elevator in the AQUA by El Gaucho foyer.
Due to construction, parking on Pier 70 is currently unavailable. Several public parking garages located nearby offer convenient options, including Paccar Pavilion Garage at the Olympic Sculpture Park (entrance on Broad Street at Western Avenue) and Olympus Parking Garage (38 Clay Street between Elliott Avenue & Western Avenue). In addition, street parking may also be available in front of the pier. We encourage the use of Lyft/Uber.