In 2014, the State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors adopted a comprehensive plan to foster systemic changes that support diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. As part of this plan, the Board adopted this broad and flexible definition of diversity and inclusion: "The term 'diversity' has a dynamic meaning that evolves as the demographics in the state change. It is an inclusive concept that encompasses, among other things, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation and disability. Inclusion helps to create a culture that embraces people from the widest range of talent and experience and promotes understanding and respect for all people and different points of view in the legal profession."
The Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Committee supports and encourages a diverse State Bar and a legal profession that respects and values its members’ differences. The committee focuses on issues arising from disability, ethnicity, gender, LGBT identity and race.