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2020 NALP PDI Conference
December 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Making the Case for Neurodiverse Talent
Law students are increasingly identifying as neurodiverse, and law schools are providing a record number of resources to support those students. Yet few law firms have embraced neurodiversity, and most current work environments are structured as one-size fits all. Neurodiversity refers to variations in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood, and other mental functions. Neurodiverse individuals are wired differently from neurotypical individuals. Students and attorneys who are neurodiverse are often overtly or inadvertently excluded from D&I efforts, though studies have shown that companies can benefit from having a Neurodiversity strategy as well as a neurodiverse talent pool. This session will provide participants with the knowledge about neurodiversity that they need in order to make the case for inclusion. Whether you are are a law school career advisor or a member of your firm’s recruiting and development team, you will walk away with a fresh set of tools and best practices for supporting and including neurodiverse attorneys.
Rachael Bosch, Fringe Professional Development
Nirvana Dove, Thompson Hine LLP
AJ Link, National Association of Diverse Law Students