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Legal Diversity: Ageism, the Law Firm, and the New Lawyer

course overview:

More and more students are taking less traditional paths on their way through law school; not every “new" lawyer is a “young" lawyer. So how can the modern practice of law leverage the rich work experiences of older graduates while balancing against their relative inexperience in their new profession? What considerations can create a productive environment that is welcoming to all and also good for business?

This webinar was a discussion of this trend and its impact upon the legal community. It explores how to leverage professionals who bring a fresh view of legal practice and a wealth of knowledge in business, government, or other industries to today’s legal community.

Whether you are a career-reinventor coming to the practice of law late in life, or part of a firm or organization searching for ways to infuse new life, ideas and perspective into the changing legal landscape, you'll gain a different way of viewing what people can bring to the table or offer one another.



  • How candidates can most effectively highlight their previous career experience
  • Questions both parties can ask during interviews to address worries or concerns
  • Onboarding the career-reinventor with an eye towards leveraging experience
  • Ways both parties can integrate into a multi-generational space


Members: $30
Non-members: $45 

CLE Eligibility:

This program is designed to be eligible for 1 CLE hour.
  • It has been approved in Pennsylvania.
  • It has been approved in Texas.
  • It has been approved in Louisiana.
  • It has been approved in Tennessee.
In these jurisdictions, CLE must be reported by the sponsor. We generally try to report at the end of the month, but sometimes it spills to the start of the next month. To receive CLE credit in approved jurisdictions, you will need to:
  • Complete the Knowledge Check.
  • Fill out the (5 minute long) evaluation (TEXANS! You have your own evaluation!!).
We report based on certificates earned, so if you do not earn a certificate, we will not know to report your participation.

If you are self-reporting in other jurisdictions:
  • Print out your personalized certificate (tied to the submission of the evaluation).
  • Download the course description and faculty bios document.
  • Self-report your attendance by submitting the appropriate jurisdictional forms along with these documents to your CLE body; please let us know if they require anything additional.
Florida attorneys can self-report.  See info for more jurisdictions below.