Volume 2,Issue 3
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The American Bar Association Section of Science & Technology Law enthusiastically embraces the principle of diversity. We believe that diversity in both our membership and leadership brings a variety of unique and valuable skills and perspectives to the Section and its members.
To renew and expand the Section's commitment to diversity, and also include sexual orientation and gender identity diversity outreach as part of our initiatives, we combined our Committee on Opportunitites for Women and Minorities and our Membership Committee to form the Section's new Membership and Diversity (MAD) Committee in August 2009. The MAD Committee accordingly launched a new website, which is a useful resource to Section members and the general public. The MAD Committee also updated the Section's Diversity Plan, which outlines goals and action items for the Section to foster diversity in the Section's membership and leadership and to otherwise ensure full and equal participation of diverse lawyers. The Diversity Plan's three long-range diversity goals are to increase and maintain diversity in Section leadership, increase diversity in Section membership, and raise awareness that diversity is valued and why.
It is timely that the Section's Immediate Past Chair and current MAD Committee Chair, Ruth Hill Bro, nominated Former Section Chair, Ray Ocampo, to receive the ABA's 2010 Spirit of Excellence Award. Ray, who is still active in the Section, was an early and distinguished champion of diversity policy within the ABA and in myriad other ways throughout his legal career spanning over three decades. The Section salutes Ray for his tireless efforts on behalf of diversity and for being recognized by the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession as a recipient of its Spirit of Excellence Award.
The Section continues to host free regional educational programs at law schools, such as the program held on November 10, 2009 at Rutgers School of Law / Newark to which ABA student members in the area and Rutgers law students were invited. Approximately 50 students attended the program titled Job Search Strategies for a Challenging Economy: Panel & Reception. All attendees received a follow-up communication from the Section with additional educational resources.
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