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Arkansas Bar Commission on Diversity and Inclusion

In order to better implement its stated purposes, the Arkansas Bar Association is committed to fostering diversity among the bar and bench. Diversity is an inclusive concept and encompasses, without limitation, race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, nationality, age, disability and marital and parental status. A more diverse bar enables greater innovation and more civility in the legal professions by exposing its member to a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, life experiences, and talents. By mirroring the diverse population of Arkansas, a diverse bar and bench would provide greater understanding and access to justice to all its citizens. The Arkansas Bar Association through its leadership directly and by its Commission on Diversity seeks to achieve a greater understanding of diversity issues and greater diversity of the bar itself.

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Disability Law Section

The Section shall promote the objects of the Association within the field of Disability Law, including Social Security Law and including all related federal and state law. It pledges to promote professionalism, excellence, and understanding and cooperation among those attorneys engaged in this field of law.

Hispanic Lawyers Section

The Section shall promote the objectives of the Association as well as professionalism, excellence, understanding and cooperation among attorneys engaged in dealing with legal issues surrounding the Hispanic culture and communities.

Local Bar Associations

Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers

The purposes of the Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers, which are to be exercised in the public interest, are as follows:

  • To further the interests of women lawyers and their service to the legal profession; to advance the administration of justice according to law; to aid the courts in carrying on the administration of justice
  • To foster public service and high standards of conduct; to maintain, on the part of those engaged in the practice of law, high standards of integrity, learning and competence;
  • To encourage collegiality among women lawyers;
  • To provide a forum for the discussion of subjects pertaining to the practice of law and related subjects;
  • To carry on a program of continuing legal education;
  • To improve the judicial and legal process and the science of jurisprudence;
  • To encourage practices that would advance and improve the honor and dignity of the legal professional and to encourage the legal profession and its individual members to perform and to discharge more effectually their responsibilities in the public interest.

W. Harold Flowers Law Society

The Arkansas Black Lawyers Association was founded to support the African American Legal Community. The organization changed its name to W. Harold Flowers Law Society in 1981 to honor William Harold Flowers, Sr., a Pine Bluff, AR civil rights icon. W. Harold Flowers, Sr., fought for and achieved change in Arkansas with the legal prowess he showed in the desegregation of the first former confederate state law school, the University of Arkansas School, the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville.