Live ECBA Seminar: PLAN / ECBA Objection! Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

ECBA Seminars
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Log in time: 11:15 a.m.
Seminar starts promptly at: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

$70 - ECBA Members (Judges & Attorneys) and their Non-attorney Staff
$90 - Non-members

This course has been approved for 1.5 Hours Ethics CLE Credit


Objection is an interactive educational experience on diversity, inclusion, and bias issues in the legal profession. Developed by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board and Carnegie Mellon Entertainment and Technology Center, this program is designed to advance the awareness of these issues in the legal community. Facilitator led, the program utilizes animated vignettes, audience polling technology, and group discussions to explore realistic workplace situations and contemplate issues, viewpoints, and ethical issues.


Arlene Marshall-Hockensmith, Esquire, (Moderator), is the Administrative Officer of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. (PLAN, Inc.). Arlene serves as a member of the Veteran’s Initiative Advisory Board at Widener Law Commonwealth. She is also Co-chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Legal Services to the Public Committee, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Minority Bar Committee’s Houston’s Legacy Newsletter. Arlene received her J.D. from Widener Commonwealth Law School and her B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University.

Patrick M. Cicero, Esquire, (Breakout Room Facilitator), joined the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN) as its Executive Director in 2020.

Catherine Moodey Doyle, Esquire, is currently the Deputy City Solicitor for the City of Erie. She is a Board member of the Erie County Bar Association and serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Division. She is a certified mediator and has also completed advanced training in Collaborative Practice. Catherine received her J.D. from the Duquesne University School of Law and her B.A. from Allegheny College.

Queenette Echefu, Esquire, (Breakout Room Facilitator), is the MLK and CLE Board Fellow through the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. (PLAN, Inc.) Fellowship Program.

George Joseph, Esquire, has practiced as a school solicitor for more than 35 years. He has extensive experience in policy drafting, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Open Meeting Law, State Officials Ethics Act and the Right to Know Law matters. Atty. Joseph has also handled litigation of workers’ compensation; and his experience includes the representation of injured workers, employers and insurers.


The seminar is held via Zoom ONLY.

Reservations will not be accepted after May 19, 2021.

Registration Cost: See registration form for details