Diversity and Inclusion Resources

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In order for diversity and inclusion to mean something it must be incorporated into a firm’s culture.  It must be put into action and made a priority.  A firm must be committed to diversity and inclusion and also appreciate, celebrate, support, and encourage the various thoughts, ideas, and values that underlie those differences. 


The ABA is dedicated to assisting attorneys and firms in their diversity and inclusion efforts.  We are proud to introduce this compilation of resources for your assistance. We are looking forward to increasing the resources offered. 

If you have links or resources that should be added, please send them to LPMDiversity@americanbar.org.  

ABA Entities with Diversity Programs

 

 

Divisions

 

Bar Services is a clearinghouse with resources for bar associations including a Diversity Resources webpage.

 

The General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division has a Diversity Committee and a Diversity Fellowship Program.

 

The Judicial Division has a Standing Committee on Diversity in the Judiciary.

 

The Law Student Division has a Diversity Initiative webpage and a Diversity Day Toolkit.

 

The Public Education has a section called "Raising the Bar: Pioneers in the Legal Profession" which profiles minority trailblazers.

 

The Young Lawyers Division has a Diversity Outreach Initiative and scholarship opportunities.

 

Sections

 

Business Law has a large Committee on Diversity with several Subcommittees and a Diversity Clerkship Program.

 

Dispute Resolution  has a Diversity Committee.

 

Environment, Energy, and Resources has a Diversity Fellowship Program.

 

Family Law has developed a Diversity Committee.

 

Intellectual Property Law has a Diversity in the Profession Committee.

 

International Law has several Constituent Committees.

 

Labor and Employment Law has a Equal Opportunity in the Legal Profession Committee.

 

Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar has a Diversity in Legal Education Committee.

 

Litigation has an extensive Diversity Initiative webpage full or resources.

 

Real Property, Trust and Estate Law has a Diviersity Committee with extensive resources.

 

Taxation has a Diversity Committee.

 

Tort Trial and Insurance Practice has a Standing Committee on Diversity in the Profession.

 

Miscellaneous

 

The Forum on Construction Law offers a Women & Minority Lawyer Fellowship.

 

The Fund for Justice and Education gives substantial funding to our Commission and is the home of the ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund .

 

Commission on Women have many diversity initiatives.

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