Diversity Initiatives

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The Center for Professional Responsibility promotes an environment that values diversity and encourages inclusion in the legal profession and among its membership.
The Center for Professional Responsibility promotes an environment that values diversity and encourages inclusion in the legal profession and among its membership.

Jeanne P. Gray
Diversity Scholarship

The Jeanne P. Gray Diversity Scholarship program was developed to explore ways for the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility to build synergies with national diverse bar associations. The program was developed in memory of Jeanne and her over 30 years of dedication to the ABA and its Center for Professional Responsibility. Each year a national diverse bar association is invited to select a recipient to become a member of the Center’s family and help us explore ways to work more closely together. 

 


In 2016 the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) participated in the program with Judy Man-Ling Lam, a California attorney with Kumagai Law Group, selected as the recipient.  Ms. Lam will participate in Center conferences and leadership activities throughout the year to learn more about Center resources and initiatives and discuss ideas to develop synergies with the NAPABA community.

NEW!
The Professional Lawyer Vol. 23 No. 1
Lawyering with Challenges: Disability & Empowerment

By Stuart Pixley


Overcoming a significant disability in a law career means negotiating environmental challenges every day, but social exclusion and ingrained attitudes can present more imposing career obstacles. Stuart Pixley, a Microsoft senior attorney and a disability rights advocate, reflects on a working life both fulfilling and taxing, and on his commitment to the cause of empowering other lawyers with disabilities through the broader diversity movement. Mr. Pixley is President of the National Association of Attorneys with Disabilities and is a Commissioner for the ABA Commission on Disability Rights.

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