The National LGBT Bar Association will host the New York Regional Corporate Counsel Institute and Out & Proud Award Reception on February 28, 2013. This will be the first time that the LGBT Bar is adding an educational component to its annual New York Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award Reception.

The Institute, which will be held at JPMorgan Chase’s offices in midtown Manhattan, will feature workshops on topics specific to attorneys in corporate legal departments. Only corporate counsel are invited to attend to ensure that the discussion stays at a high level and is applicable to all attendees. Panels will be held on compliance, finding diverse legal service providers and effective collaboration between law firms and corporate legal departments. For the final panel on collaboration, law firm representatives from sponsoring organizations will be invited to participate to encourage successful partnerships. Speakers hail from leading organizations across the country such as Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Wells Fargo and Xerox.

Immediately following the program at JPMorgan Chase, attendees are invited to participate in Informational Interviews with representatives from our sponsoring firms. This program is an easy way for in-house counsel facing mandates to diversify their vendors to establish personal connections with outside lawyers in the LGBT community.

The National LGBT Bar Association is proud to honor legal professionals who advance LGBT equality to create more secure and welcoming workplaces. The program will conclude with the Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award Reception, honoring Matthew Morningstar, Executive Director of Legal & Compliance at Morgan Stanley.

Please visit the National LGBT Bar Association’s web site at www.lgbtbar.org for additional information.

If you have any questions or are interested in attending these events, please contact Kelly Simon at (202) 637-7661 or Kelly@LGBTBar.org.