Goal III 2013 Annual Report
In 1986, the American Bar Association adopted Goal IX as one of its association goals. That goal supported "the full and equal participation in the legal profession by minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and persons of differing sexual orientations and gender identities."
In 2008, the ABA revised its goals, and Goal IX became Goal III, to eliminate bias and enhance diversity. Its objectives are to promote full and equal participation in the association, our profession, and the justice system by all persons and to eliminate bias in the legal profession and justice system.