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October Monthly - Diversity - Speaker: Steve Blanco

  • 25 Oct 2017
  • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
  • El Paso Club


  • Special price for members

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Diversity presented by Steve Blanco

Topic Summary:
1. Does “Diversity & Inclusion” matter for business performance? 
a. A review and discussion of business judgment and practices that impact diversity & inclusion initiatives
2. How is “Diversity & Inclusion” viewed by today’s workforce?
a. The change from Gen X to Millennials
3. Legal trends affecting Diversity & Inclusion
a. Is the legislature behind or ahead of the curve
b. How inclusion impacts the workplace and workforce
c. Current state of the law

Blanco Ordoñez Mata & Wallace, P.C.


Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 1996, cum laude

Baylor Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor, Assistant Executive Editor
Order of Barristers

University of Texas at El Paso, B.B.A., Finance, 1992


Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Selected for inclusion in the April 2007, 2008 and 2009 issue of Texas Super Lawyers—Rising Stars Edition and for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers 2009 through 2017. 

Blanco Ordoñez & Wallace, P.C., Founding Shareholder 2007—present 

Labor and employment law practice with emphasis on representing employers in matters involving litigation including defense of wrongful discharge and discrimination claims, non-subscriber negligence claims, managing employee relations and representing employers before state and federal agencies. Practice includes and extends to providing regular advice and litigation services to local government clients including school districts and other local government employers. Responsible for managing all aspects of numerous employment discrimination lawsuits in both state and federal court, including claims arising under Title VII, The Americans with Disabilities Act, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, The Fair Labor Standards Act, Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. section 1983, The New Mexico Human Rights Act, The Texas Commission on Human Rights Act, and related equal employment opportunity laws. 

Regular advice and counsel to employers regarding drafting, implementation and use of employment practices and policies. Review and response to employee grievances for clients and advice to those clients on issues created by employment contracts, appraisal and review systems and issues arising in the context of termination of employment. 

Frequent author and lecturer on labor and employment law topics for local and national continuing education programs. 

Delgado, Acosta, Braden & Jones, P.C., Senior Shareholder 2001–2007

Kemp Smith, P.C. 1996-2001, Associate


Region 19 PAR, Update on Current Legal Issues, June 22, 2017

Training for the Lower Valley Water District, Sexual Harassment, June 29, 2015.

Training for the City of El Paso, Texas Internal Affairs, Police Services, Employment Issues, July 20, 2015

PartnerSource Nonsubscriber Conference, Litigation by Location: Managing Difficult Venues, Dallas, Texas, October 20, 2011.

El Paso Society for Human Resource Management, Annual Employment Law Update, El Paso, Texas, April 11, 2007. 

Lorman Education Services, Family and Medical Leave Act in Texas, El Paso, Texas, July 27, 2004.

Lorman Education Services, Employment and Labor Law in New Mexico, Las Cruces, New Mexico, August 20, 2003. 

Lorman Education Services, Employment Law Guide for Employers, El Paso, Texas, July 15, 2003.

El Paso Society for Human Resource Management, Annual Employment Law Update, El Paso, Texas, April 1, 2003

University of Texas at El Paso, Human Resources Management: PHR/SPHR Review Course, Continuing Education Department, Annual Course

CLE International, Employment Law 2000, Protecting Your Client Against Violence in the Workplace, Denver Colorado, March 27-28, 2000, 


State Bar of Texas, 1996
State Bar of New Mexico, 1997
State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Law Section
American Bar Association
Board of Directors for Workforce Solutions Upper Rio Grande, 2011-present
El Paso Bar Association
El Paso Young Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 1998–2002
Chairman, American Lung Association of Texas, Western Region Advisory Board, 2001–2002
Chairman, Legislative Committee, El Paso Society for Human Resource Management
Texas Council of School Attorneys
Member, National School Boards Association, Council of School Attorneys
Member, Texas Association of School Boards, Council of School Attorneys
Graduate, Leadership El Paso, Silver Anniversary Class, 2003

Session will have 1 recertification credit hour HRCI & SHRM!


Thank you to our Sponsors 

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