Dean Chemerinsky to Keynote O.C. Assoc. of Legal Administrators Leadership Forum - March 18, 2015

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will speak on "Diversity and Inclusion" to the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (OC-ALA) at the Law Firm Leadership Forum luncheon, Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd. in Newport Beach.

Named as the "Most Influential Person in Legal Education" by Jurist Magazine, Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California Irvine School of Law. His talk on "Diversity, Inclusion and Related Issues in the Legal Profession" will cover topics relevant for the anticipated 100 managing partners, partners, administrators and business partners in attendance.

Says OC-ALA Board President Elect Janet Proudfoot, "OC-ALA is thrilled to present such an esteemed legal scholar at its upcoming Leadership Forum. Erwin Chemerinsky is a cutting-edge leader in the study and teaching of law whose work has significant influence on the interpretation and implementation of law in both our local and national communities. It is a great honor for OC-ALA to present Mr. Chemerinsky as the featured speaker for the Leadership Forum. I am looking forward with great enthusiasm to what will surely be an inspiring presentation."

Cost to attend the luncheon is $45 for members and their guests, $55 for general public. Advance reservations are required. To attend, visit:

ABOUT ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER OF THE ASSOCIATION OF LEGAL ADMINISTRATORS (OC-ALA): OC-ALA is a membership association that provides educational and networking opportunities to improve the quality and competency of legal administrators. OC-ALA has more than 145 members in the Orange County area and is a chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators, which consists of over 10,000 members worldwide.

ABOUT SPEAKER ERWIN CHEMERINSKY: In January 2014, National Jurist magazine named Dean Chemerinsky as the most influential person in legal education in the United States. Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and the Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at the University of California Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in Political Science. Prior to assuming this position in 2008, he was the Alston and Bird Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke University from 2004-2008, and before that was a professor at the University of Southern California Law School from 1983-2004, including as the Sydney M. Irmas Professor of Public Interest Law, Legal Ethics, and Political Science. He is the author of eight books, including The Case Against the Supreme Court, published by Viking in 2014, and more than 200 law review articles. He frequently argues appellate cases, including in the United States Supreme Court. Dean Chemerinsky is a graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard Law School.

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Source:Orange County Chapter of the Associationof Legal Administrators