Welcome to the 2020 PLAN Virtual Statewide Conference

All workshops will be presented virtually by webinar on the Zoom platform. You must register for individual workshop webinars by clicking the Register for the Webinar button appearing in the workshop description and completing the registration information to be admitted into the webinar.

Pennsylvania CLE credits will be available to attorneys who actively participate in webinars and indicate their participation through polls displayed periodically during the webinars.
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Arlene Marshall-Hockensmith

PLAN, Inc.
Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Harrisburg, PA

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Arlene Marshall-Hockensmith, Esquire, is PLAN’s first Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB). Arlene joined PLAN, Inc. in 2014 as its Administrative Officer where her role included compliance monitoring of and reporting on PLAN network programs, reviewing grant documentation, conducting community diversity trainings and annual advocacy skills for new-to-practice PLAN program attorneys and paralegals, supervising the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Internship and Fellowship Programs, and supporting PLAN’s Affinity Groups. As Director of DEIB, Arlene continues to oversee PLAN’s MLK programming, provides support to the Affinity Groups, and provides support and guidance to PLAN, Inc. and the PLAN network programs in developing a vision and strategy around incorporating DEIB in all parts of the network’s culture and operations-including hiring, retention, supervision, data collection analysis, advocacy, and communication.

Arlene served as a member of the Veteran’s Initiative Advisory Board at Widener Law Commonwealth. She served on the Dauphin County Bar Association Board of Directors. She is the former 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. She is a current member of the Carlisle Theatre Board of Directors and the Central Pennsylvania MLK Day of Service Board. Prior to joining PLAN, Inc., Arlene worked as a Staff Attorney and Project Manager at the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Arlene also worked as Staff Attorney at MidPenn Legal Services. Arlene has presented at numerous local, state, and national conferences and continuing legal education programs. Arlene received her J.D. from Widener Commonwealth Law School in 2006, and her B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University in 1998.
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