What is Ombuds Day?
On Thursday, October 11, 2018, the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Dispute Resolution Section Ombuds Committee invites you to the inaugural celebration of a profession that has existed for centuries yet remains relatively unknown: the ombuds.
Ombuds Day is an opportunity to celebrate and show pride for our growing and evolving profession. It is a day designated to raising awareness of the ombuds profession, the different types of ombuds, the roles we play, and the services we provide.
The Task Force, in conjunction with liaisons from a variety of other ombuds groups and organizations, has developed a toolkit with resources and sample materials for practitioners, programs, and organizations to use to celebrate Ombuds Day.
We encourage Committee members to reach out to your local communities and schools and use the toolkit to give presentations about ombuds before, during Ombuds Day and afterward.
The toolkit can be found here.