Leslie Richards-Yellen and Raven Burke Host the Black Women Lawyers Association Fall Meeting

September 23, 2015

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP hosted the Black Women Lawyers' Association (BWLA) fall meeting for Hinshaw on September 23, 2015. This event was hosted my the Black Affinity Network (BAAN) members Leslie Richards-Yellen, the firms Chief Diversity & Inclusion officer, and associate Raven E. Burke

The firm, along with the support of the BAAN group, has hosted the annual meeting since 2009 in its Chicago office. This year over 120 guests attended, and the meeting served as a kickoff for BWLA's April 2016 Spring Fundraiser luncheon. The Spring Fundraiser will take place on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The luncheon will focus on the "The Rise of the Black Female GC" and be moderated by Dorothy Capers, Associate General Counsel for the litigation group at U.S. Foods.

For the remainder of the meeting, the BWLA Board and Committee Chairs presented the wide array of programming, volunteer opportunities and CLE offerings being planned for the bar year.