The Inaugural Honorable L. Priscilla Hall Leadership Academy

September 21, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Thurgood Marshall Courthouse
40 Foley Square
New York, NY 10007

The Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA) is proud and excited to announce its Inaugural Honorable L. Priscilla Hall Leadership Academy.  The Academy will provide professional development for faculty and participants with the goal to interrupt racism and inequality within the profession.  Our goal is to bring together bright minds to educate and orient future leaders on a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, inspiration, and provoke conversations that matter.  


8: 30 am – 9:00 am Registration/Continental Breakfast/Headshots 

9:00 am – 9:10 am Welcome Address: Honorable L. Priscilla Hall

9:15 am – 10:00 am Capital One Escrow Presentation

10:05 am –11:00 am Gender Equity in Partner Compensation: Why it Matters and How to Do It (CLE)

Michele Coleman Mays, General Counsel, New York Public Library

Janine S. Connely, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson

Deborah Martin Owens, Executive Director, New York City Bar

11:10 am – 12:30 pm Equal Opportunity Training Institute: Handling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Prevention, Policies, and Procedure (CLE)

Electra Yourke

Michael Rojas

12:30 pm –1:30 pm LUNCH

1:30 pm –3:00 pm Implicit Bias—Addressing Unconscious Bias (CLE)

Wayne McKenzie, General Counsel, New York City Department of Probation

Elizabeth Shampnoi, New York City Commission on Human Rights (not confirmed)

3:10 pm – 4: 00 pm Lexis Nexis Transactional and Litigation Drafting Professional Research     Certification (CLE)

4:10 pm – 5:00 pm Lean In or Get Out: Best Practices for Giving and Receiving Employee Feedback

Jason Clark, MBBA President

Shameena Sneed, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Networking Cocktail Reception