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.