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April 30, 2019

ABA Pledge for Change: Disability Diversity in the Legal Profession

List of Pledge Signatories

Attention: Pledge for Change Signatories

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In furthering its commitment to diversity in the legal profession, the ABA Commission on Disability Rights is promoting “Disability Diversity in the Legal Profession: A Pledge for Change,” a one-page pledge for law firms, law schools, bar associations, judges, courts, and disability organizations to sign. The Pledge affirms the signatory’s commitment to diversity, specifically disability diversity, and recognizes that diversity is in the best interest of the profession, those the profession serves, as well as the organization making the commitment. The Pledge also announces that the signatory will encourage others in the legal industry to make this commitment.

The Pledge was created in response to the lack of lawyers with disabilities in the profession, and was the centerpiece of the Second ABA National Conference on the Employment of Lawyers with Disabilities held in June 2009. Its distribution was approved by the ABA Board of Governors Operations and Communications Committee. In 2012, the Pledge was amended to specifically include judges and judiciaries as signatories. In 2014, the Pledge was again amended to include law schools and state and local bar associations.

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Download and Share the Pledge for Change Brochure. 

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Pledge for Change Brochure.

Pledge for Change Brochure.

The ABA Commission on Disability Rights is leading the effort to have legal employers sign the Pledge.

If you would like to have your organization sign the Pledge, please download a copy of it below. You can then send it to the Commission at [email protected], or CDR Director Amy Allbright at [email protected], or mail it to:

ABA Pledge for Change
c/o Amy Allbright
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036

If have any questions, please call us at (202) 662-1575 (Amy Allbright).

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