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.
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
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
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.
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.