SEMINAR: Defense Against the Status Quo: Diversity in Action

April 15, 2021
12:00 PM PDT to 1:30 PM PDT
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Defense Against the Status Quo: Diversity in Action

With her colleagues on the ALA Committee on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility, ALASVC member, Shirley Laboy, will lead the panel in a discussion about how their firms have moved their diversity programs from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

Through personal experience, the audience will learn how to develop, sustain, and measure diversity and inclusion efforts.

We are pleased to have the Orange County Chapter joining us in this discussion.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify terms and language around Diversity and Inclusion
  • Learn how personal experience can enhance your firm’s diversity programs
  • Learn how to develop your firm’s diversity program

RSVP: Please register by April 14 using the REGISTER link to receive the Zoom access information. The Zoom access information is provided in your registration confirmation.

If questions or to cancel a reservation, contact [email protected].

Cost:  No cost for ALA members and ALASVC business partners. Guests $20.



Shirley Laboy is the Office Manager of the Palo Alto Office of Sidley Austin LLP. With over 30 years in the legal industry, Shirley has held a number of administration positions, primarily focused on the Practice of Intellectual Property. Shirley is an active member of the Silicon Valley Chapter, serving as Past President and positions in the areas of Diversity and Inclusion and Business Partner liaison. Most recently Shirley has joined ALA's Committee on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility.


Tiffany Ho joined the legal industry in 2012 at a multinational law firm with offices in the US and Asia. Since joining Rogoway Law Group’s San Francisco office in 2017, Tiffany oversees the firm’s human resources, finance, administrative operations, and marketing functionality as the Director of Operations. She works closely with the Managing Partner as a strategic partner on business planning and practice management. Tiffany is the incoming Vice-Chair of ALA's Committee on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility(2021-2022).


Prior to working in the legal industry, Tiffany spent over six years working with children and families with special needs. She remains a strong advocate to amplify voices that have been silenced and to empower those without power. Tiffany can be spotted volunteering at events throughout her local community. In her leisure time, Tiffany enjoys traveling, upcycling furniture, and outdoor time with her fiancé and 12-year-old dog.

Roger Meertins is the Director of Administration for Venable in Los Angeles, CA. He is responsible for the ongoing administration of the office, overseeing its financial, human resources, and facilities management activities. He is currently a committee member of the ALA's Committee on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility.


Prior to joining Venable, Roger was the Office Administrator for Wilson Elser in Las Vegas, NV, and Foley & Lardner in San Diego, CA. Prior to becoming an Office Administrator, Roger was a National Account Manager for Williams Lea responsible for managing large-scale, cross-functional, legal client engagements for several Am Law 100 firms across the United States.

His professional experience includes consulting, training, and project and operations management, for companies such as Aon/Hewitt, Ruth's Chris Steak House, and Aramark.



We appreciate the generous support of our chapter sponsors. Thank you!

Be sure to meet all of our distinguished Chapter Business Partners -- building a positive business relationship and understanding their services is advantageous when you need a product or service at a moment's notice. Business partners are an important resource for legal management professionals to perform their jobs, plan for the future, and build their knowledge about changes and trends in products and services for the success of their firms.


Education Credit: 


CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 
1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application.


CLM® Recertification Credit:
Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR)

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$0.00 ALASVC Member RSVP

$20.00 Guest RSVP

$0.00 ALASVC Business Partner RSVP