Virtual Pro Bono CLE Series: Where Do We Stand? Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts in 2024

In the past year, Florida and Texas have passed “anti-DEI” legislation that has resulted in state universities terminating faculty and shuttering entire departments that work with underrepresented populations. This is in addition to the recent US Supreme Court decision in Students for Fair Admissions v. President and Fellows of Harvard College holding that Harvard’s admissions system does not comply with the principles of the equal protection clause embodied in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. A panel of DEI professionals will share their experience working in this space, why there seems to be increasing backlash, and what the future may hold for DEI programs.


  • Michael H. Cramer, Ogletree Deakins
  • Josie Gough, Burke, Burns & Pinelli Ltd.
  • Donyelle Gray, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office

Attendees are expected to receive 1 hour of general MCLE credit subject to approval. Advance registration is required using the form below.

These Virtual Pro Bono CLE Series programs are free, but advance registration is required, and we ask that you do at least one of the following over the next 12 months:

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