More than 75 people came to celebrate diversity of the law and the culture of Latinxs at the Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Summer Diversity Reception, hosted by Greenberg Traurig LLP. The July 9th event was held in partnership with the San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association.
Established in 2007, BASF’s annual Partner-Summer Associates Receptions provide an opportunity for networking, meeting mentors and appreciating the achievements of minority partners in the Bay Area.
The lively and fun event opened with remarks from Yolanda Jackson, BASF executive director and Michelle Ferreira, Greenberg Traurig LLP. Morrison & Foerster’s Arturo Gonzalez shared about the the growth and exciting changes the legal profession has experienced in terms of welcoming diverse professionals, including Latinxs.
Honorable Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, US District Court, Northern District of California, shared how to be successful to the young legal professionals simply by embracing PIE:
- be Passionate
- be a person of high Integrity
- and be a person of Excellence
Check out the video below for highlights from the event, as well as special thank yous.