ABTL - Association of Business Trial Lawyers


Northern California

Presented by the ABTL Leadership Development Committee (LDC)

This one-hour panel will focus on pipeline issues resulting in a lack of diversity in the legal profession, with a particular focus on first-generation lawyers and the particular challenges they may face both entering the profession and throughout their careers. The panelists will touch upon what we in the legal profession can do to begin to address these pipeline issues as well as the import and benefit to us all in doing so.

One hour of Elimination of Bias CLE credit will be offered for this program.



Antonio Birbeck-Herrera

Senior Corporate Counsel, Shutterfly, Inc.

Terrance Evans

Partner, Duane Morris

Christopher Punongbayan

Executive Director, California Change Lawyers

Rukayatu Tijani

Associate, Quinn Emanuel
Founder of the First Generation Purpose Project Law
Firm Representative for the Pipeline to Practice Foundation


Tuesday, June 11, 2019


5:30 - 6:00 p.m — Registration and Refreshements

6:00 - 7:00 p.m — CLE Program


Jones Day LLP
555 California Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

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$0 Complimentary for ABTL members and non-members. However, this event is open exclusively to attorneys with 10 years or less of professional law practice experience.


1 Hour Elimination of Bias MCLE Credit

The ABTL certifies that this activity conforms to the standards of approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.


Contact Michele Sliva at abtl-ncal@comcast.net or (925) 447-7900.