The Diversity Committee is excited to share resources that can help all of us learn from diverse perspectives. We strive for equity, inclusivity, and respect for all manner of diverse groups. We aim to increase diversity within the dispute resolution profession and to enable access to dispute resolution within diverse communities. The focus of this newsletter is to encourage efforts to increase diverse representation and to integrate broader perspectives into our practices.
All practitioners are encouraged to access our recent webinar and handout that teaches lessons to help all practitioners incorporate gender, culture, and disability considerations into their practices. This newsletter also shares articles on understanding diversity, on addressing the challenge of “difficult clients” without inadvertently becoming discriminatory, and on entrepreneurship and diversity in ADR. We ask that you fill out our three-question survey to help us develop future programming or get involved with our committee.
Dan Berstein and Rebekah Ratliff, Chairs, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Diversity Committee