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DIVERSITY C o r n e r 2017 DIVERSITY LUNCHEON A Candid Discussion DENISE MUTAMBA JEAN MARIE MIDDLETON SAVE THE DATE! Have We Embraced All Facets of Diversity in the Legal Community? On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Section and Committee for Diversity and Inclusion collaborate to present a Diversity Luncheon. This year’s luncheon draws attention to a number of largely overlooked categories of exclusions with regard to protected classes of individuals. The event offers provocative and informative discussions on current trends that continue to evolve and expand the definition of diversity within the LGBTQ legal community. Topics include employment discrimination, healthcare coverage exclusions, fair housing, Religious Freedom Restoration Act and public accommodations for gender identity. Notable Palm Beach County panelists will lend their expertise and personal experiences in explaining recent case law and examining how it directly impacts attorneys, their practice areas and client rights. For more information, contact Denise Mutamba at dmutamba@legalaidpbc.org or Carla Tharp-Brown at ctbrown@palmbeachbar.org. Jean Marie Middleton, Esq. and Dean Xenick, Esq. Co-Chairs, Committee for Diversity and Inclusion Denise Mutamba, Esq. and Andrea Lewis, Esq. Co- Chairs, Young Lawyers Section Diversity Luncheon PBCBA BAR BULLETIN 16