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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion  Center

Provides guidance, spearheads projects, and enhances collaboration and communication to advance ABA Goal III–to eliminate bias and enhance diversity in our Association, legal profession, and justice system. Goal III entities within the Center advance different but interrelated areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Interested in getting involved?---contact us today at: [email protected]. Click the link below for a high-level overview of our work and structure.

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SFFA v. Harvard/Affirmative Action

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in SFFA v. Harvard banning the consideration of race as a distinct factor in admissions has created questions around programs aimed at ameliorating past harms in the quest to promote equity in education and employment.

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Summary of February 5, 2024 Strategy Session

On February 5, 2024, during the ABA Midyear Meeting, the ABA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Center hosted “Developing an Action Plan for Equity and Fairness.” The interactive discussion, facilitated by Past President Paulette Brown, focused on what has been an organized campaign to normalize inequity, including, for example, state actions limiting voting access, book and curriculum bans, attacks on the LGBTQ+ community and reproductive freedom, and efforts to expand the SFFA v. Harvard decision to justify the elimination of diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in all sectors.

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New & Improved: Diverse Speakers Directory

The ABA Diversity Speakers & Authors Directory provides a central resource for finding diverse speakers, authors, and other contributors for meetings, educational programs, publications, and more. The directory helps advance ABA Goal III, enhancing diversity in ABA and other programming and publications.

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American Bar Endowment grants nearly $3.7 million to ABA FJE

Generous Support for Legal Services

With generous support from the ABE and its insurance participants, the ABA improves access to justice and provides life-saving legal services to individuals and families in need. The ABA FJE remains grateful for the ABE’s current grant of nearly $3.7 million and its unwavering generosity for nearly 60 years. This investment helps to support critical law-related projects and programs that are important to the profession and the public.

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As a ABA Member, you have access to many new benefits including the free CLE Member Benefit Library, the ABA Journal, Member Groups, networking opportunities and much more.