August 22, 2018


Committee for Diversity

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Co-Chairs: Gov. Karen Denise Williams and Oscar Chaves
WSBA Liaison: Joy Williams

Mission Statement

The primary goals of the Committee are to increase diversity within the membership and leadership of the WSBA; to promote opportunities for appointment or election of diverse members to the bench; to support and encourage opportunities for minority attorneys; to aggressively pursue employment opportunities for minorities; and to raise awareness of the benefits of diversity.

CDR Pledge for Change Signatory


Civil Rights Section

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Chair: Alex Stephens

Mission Statement

The Section's mission is to educate and advocate for civil liberties and equal rights for persons from the following diversity groups---disability; race; ethnicity; religious minorities; elderly; gay; lesbian; bisexual or transgendered---as well as immigrants, impoverished, and homeless.