Diversity

UMich Law Alum Michelle Silverthorn On Emigrating From Jamaica, Working In Biglaw, And Bringing Civility To The Profession

Last week, the American Bar Association (ABA) hosted a webinar titled Combatting Bias and Increasing Inclusion in the Legal Profession.

Michelle Silverthorn, the Diversity and Education Director of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, began the presentation by retelling the story of The Oprah Winfrey Show’s 1992 experiment about racial prejudice.

Many of us still remember the episode to this day. Throughout her storytelling, Silverthorn’s passion, personality, and energy were on full display.

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