Former State Chief Diversity Officer Takes PBA PostJanuary 21, 2014 – In The News
Prince Altee Thomas was quoted in the Pennsylvania Law Weekly article, “Former State Chief Diversity Officer Takes PBA Post.” While the full text can be found in the January 21, 2014, issue of Pennsylvania Law Weekly, a synopsis is noted below.
Trent Hargrove has been named diversity officer of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, where he will head diversity and inclusion initiatives.
“I think Trent has characteristics where he’s like an ambassador,” said Prince Thomas. “He can get along with anybody and he’ll be able to reach out within the various components within the PBA and bring us closer together.”
Hargrove will take over for the PBA’s first diversity officer, Janis Leftridge, who passed away in June 2013.
“She was outstanding,” Thomas said. “[Hargrove]’s following a person who’s set some big footsteps.”
“Although we are focused on helping out our colleagues in terms of professional growth, we still have a responsibility to the communities we serve. And the diverse communities, those are the ones that are suffering the most,” Thomas said. “We, as attorneys, have to be very sensitive to that. That’s part of the outreach, and hopefully Tent will continue that process.”