Explores the unique experiences of women of color in the law, who face bias and other obstacles due to the intersectionality of their gender and race.
Guided Conversations Project
The Guided Conversations Project includes a report and new toolkit (for law firms and other legal actors) that addresses the intersectionality of race/ethnicity and gender in the legal profession. Through structured dialogue women of color and white women can bridge gaps in understanding and build allyship to promote racial equity.
Diversity & Inclusion
The ABA Men of Color Project
The Men of Color Project (MoCP) exists to build leaders in the law field, facilitate intergenerational support, and encourage community service and civic engagement amongst men of color in the legal profession.Learn - More
Black Lawyers in America Webinar Series
Sessions 1 - 4 Available
As our society increasingly becomes aware of the historic inequities that continue to impact people of color generally and Black Americans in particular, the legal profession is likewise coming to terms with this reality.Watch - Webinar
ABA study: Disabled, LGBTQ+ lawyers face discrimination
Lawyers who either identify as having disabilities or who identify as LGBTQ+ report experiencing both subtle and overt forms of discrimination at their workplaces, with common reports of subtle but unintentional biases, according to a first-of-its-kind national study released July 14 by the American Bar Association, in collaboration with the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University.Read - Study
Left Out and Left Behind
The newest research from the Long-Term Careers for Women in Law Initiative, focusing specifically on the experiences women lawyers of color have in the profession.
The School-to-Prison Pipeline
In 2014, the American Bar Association (ABA) Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice (COREJ) turned its attention to the continuing failures in the education system where certain groups of students.Download - Report
National Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws
Report and Recommendations
The Complimentary National Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws - Report and Recommendations is available.Download - Report
Compassion Fatigue Webinar
This seminar looks at which legal professionals are most at risk, the development of compassion fatigue, the interface between attorney impairment and discipline and what individual and organizational measures can prevent and mitigate compassion fatigue.
Black Lives Matter (In Disasters, Too)
The Intersection of Race and Policy in Disasters [CC]
This webinar provides a historical context of how segregation and discrimination as well as policies such as redlining isolated communities of color and put them in areas more susceptible to natural disasters, and explores ways in which attendees can advocate for change in their communities through grassroots advocacy.View - Webinar
The Commission on Homelessness and Poverty's resource clearinghouse
Combatting Poverty and Decriminalizing Homelessness Through a Race Equity Lens
How to advise clients on civil disobedience
From the Boston Tea Party to the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter to #MeToo, civil disobedience is woven into America’s fabric. And lawyers have played a major role in it, representing clients “who are willing to sacrifice some of their own freedom and take a risk to point out injustice,” said William Quigley, a civil and human rights lawyer and professor at Loyola University of New Orleans Law School. He was one of the panelists on the ABA webinar, “Civil Disobedience 101: Adding the Defense to Your Practice.
ABA and Brennan Center release new manual on judicial diversity
The American Bar Association Judicial Division and the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law today released Building a Diverse Bench: Selecting Federal Magistrate and Bankruptcy Judges, a manual that provides guidance on how courts can increase diversity among federal magistrate and bankruptcy judges.
Implicit Bias Videos and Toolkit
The Diversity and Inlusion 360 Commission, a one-year presidential initiative established by past President Paulette Brown, explored the existence of implicit bias and what can be done to combat it through a series of videos specifically targeting key players in the judicial system: judges, prosecutors and public defenders. The videos are accompanied by a toolkit that offers additional resources and materials that can be used in training programs for those groups of professionals.View - Videos & Toolkit