SHB Helps Make Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair A Success

SHB was a platinum sponsor of the first annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF), held September 9-10, 2005, at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City. The HDLJF was attended by 74 students from 28 law schools from across the nation. Tina Harris, Of Counsel and Director of Strategic Diversity Initiatives in SHB’s Kansas City office, presented the initial idea for the Fair and served as the first Chair of the planning committee for the event. The job fair was one of the goals established by the 28 law firms participating in the KCMBA Diversity Initiative. The Fair focuses on increasing diversity in the legal community and encourages diverse law students to make their careers and homes in Kansas City.