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American Bar Association Minority Counsel Program

May 8 - 9, 2008 • Bellevue, Washington


The ABA Minority Counsel Program, or MCP, will be hosting its Spring 2008 Meeting II in Bellevue, Washington Thursday and Friday, May 8-9.

The MCP, developed under the auspices of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, is designed to encourage corporations to retain lawyers of color as outside counsel. The MCP is held three times annually, and brings in-house counsel and potential outside counsel (with each participating law firm limited to no more than two attorneys), together for CLE programs, workshops, discussions, and general networking, all in an effort to foster lasting and mutually beneficial business relationships. Stewart Landefeld, Executive Vice-President and Interim Chief Legal Officer of Washington Mutual, will present the keynote, with other in-house attendees including corporate counsel from Pacific Gas & Electric, Microsoft, Shell Oil Company, and Nike. A highlight of the event is a “conversation” between Starbucks General Counsel Paula Boggs and Coors General Counsel Cornell Boggs – one of the few brother-sister GC “teams.”

Crowell & Moring is a 2007-2008 MCP Member Law Firm.

Jim Chen is attending this event.

Official Event Site

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