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The Innovator | Winter 2023

Volume 7 Issue 1  

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Writers and Contributers

About The Innovator

The Innovator is the official newsletter of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. Published twice a year, The Innovator strives to keep you apprised of the Commission's work and spotlight the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts of various Sections, Divisions, and Forums across the American Bar Association. The opinions expressed in The Innovator are those of the authors and shall not be construed to represent the policies of the American Bar Association or the Commission on Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Profession.

Editor's Note

Happy New Year!

The Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession is thrilled to share the Winter 2023 edition of The Innovator with you. 

Inside, we spotlight the amazing projects and initiatives within the Association’s Sections, Division, and Forums that are advancing racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession. I hope you will agree with me when I say, our leaders have a contagious passion that fuels our collective drive to meaningfully move the needle forward.

This is not your ordinary edition of The Innovator. In fact, it is quite special. We are thrilled to also provide you with a sneak peak of the Commission’s brand new Strategic Plan. We share this labor of love with you all in the spirit of transparency, collaboration, and in hopes that you will join our commitment to the vision and goals contained within the Strategic Plan. 

As we ring in 2023 and resolve to achieve new goals professionally and personally, I invite you to renew your commitment to Goal III and explore how you can put action to words and advocate for our members, the profession, and the communities we serve. 

If you know of an entity or individual advancing racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession, I invite you to submit a nomination. We would love to feature them in the summer edition of The Innovator

I hope you enjoy this edition. 

Tamara P. Nash

2023 Winter Edition Editor
ABA YLD Chair-Elect
Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, Commissioner