OCU's Law School to Host Legal Program

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Oklahoma City University School of Law will be co-host of "Making Diversity Count in Oklahoma's Legal Community," 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 15.

The program, on ways to increase diversity in the legal profession, will be held in Sarkeys Law Center on the OCU campus and the cost is $25 per person. The Oklahoma Bar Association has approved it for three hours of MCLE credit. Other hosts are the University of Tulsa College of Law, the University of Oklahoma College of Law, the Oklahoma County Bar Association and the Oklahoma Bar Association's diversity committee.

Charles R. Morgan, executive vice president and general counsel of BellSouth Corp. in Atlanta, is the luncheon speaker. Morgan received the American Bar Association's Spirit of Excellence Award, the American Corporate Counsel Association's 2000 Corporate Legal Diversity Award, the second annual Coalition of Bar Associations of Color's National Diversity Leadership Award, and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association's Diversity 2000 Award.

Charisse R. Lillie is the introductory speaker and a morning panel moderator. She is a partner in the litigation department of the Philadelphia firm of Ballard Spahr Andres & Ingersoll, where she serves in the labor and employment group and public finance group. She primarily defends discrimination actions in federal and state court and before administrative agencies. Lillie also chairs the American Bar Association's Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania's Commission on Racial and Gender Bias in the Justice System. …