MICHELLE WIMES

OGLETREE DEAKINS

Michelle Wimes, Chief Diversity and Professional Development Officer at Ogletree Deakins, sat down with PD Insider to explore the theory behind implicit bias and the firm-wide practices which can be used to combat it. During her in-depth interview with Craig Miller, Michelle explains the unconventional methods she’s implemented: mindfulness and meditation, and the data-driven support for their effectiveness. Michelle and Craig’s conversation offers deep insight and the concrete tools for implementing mindfulness exercises and measuring their success at your firm.

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Craig Miller, Esq.

Craig Miller is PLI’s Vice President for Membership and Accreditation. He leads the customer-facing teams at PLI and is responsible for product strategy and accreditation. Prior to joining PLI in 2017, Craig held leadership positions at ProQuest and Thomson Reuters.

Sandra Bang

Craig Miller, PLI’s Vice President of Membership and Accreditation, sat down with Sandra Bang, the Chief Diversity and Talent Strategy Officer at Shearman & Sterling, to address the universal question: how can I successfully manage my professional development team? Sandra’s unique perspective as a C-level executive within a global law firm informs her insights on leading a PD team with empathy and efficiency – their conversation is an informative must-watch for all those within PD departments.

Andrea Colby

Andrea Colby, executive coach and Principal at Pro Se, LLC sat down for a frank and illuminating conversation about attorney mental health. Now a trusted advisor for legal teams, Andrea opens up about her struggle with depression early in her career as a litigator, and how her experience has informed her advocacy for mental health awareness. Andrea shares her insights and advice for professional development teams looking to make attorney wellness a priority within their firms in this essential watch for the PD community.

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