Member Diversity Plan

The ABA’s Goal III (one of only four Association Goals), adopted by the House of Delegates in 2008, states that the ABA's third prong of its mission is to "Eliminate Bias & Enhance Diversity." View the ABA's Diversity Plan (updated in 2010).

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Toolkits & Projects

Learn more about combating implicit bias in the profession, running disability-accessible events, being an LGBTQ+ Ally, The Grit Project, the Women of Color Research Initiative, and more.

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Goal III Reports

Monitoring ABA's progress in promoting full and equal participation in the Association

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Pipeline Directory

The ABA Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline and the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) created the Pipeline Diversity Directory in response to the critical need to increase diversity in the educational pipeline leading to the profession.

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Speaker Directory

Welcome to the NEW Diverse Speakers Directory! Open to ABA and Non-ABA Members the Directory allows you to create a customized Speaker Profile and market your experience and skillset to more than 3,500 ABA entities seeking speakers around the country and the world!

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Model Diversity Survey

An anonymous diversity and inclusion survey, in furtherance of ABA Resolution 113, that over 90+ General Counsels of Fortune 500 companies have agreed to ask their law firms to submit. The aggregate data will be analyzed and a report issued providing a snap shot of diversity and inclusion in law firms.

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Diversity & Inclusion 360 Commission

ABA President Paulette Brown (2015-2016) created the Diversity & Inclusion 360 Commission to review and analyze the state of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, the judicial system, and the American Bar Association (ABA) with the aim of formulating methods, policies, standards, and practices to best advance diversity and inclusion. This page chronicles the Executive Summary, the Report, and the activities of the Commission from 2015-2016.

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Celebrating Diverse Holidays and Heritages

Learn about the many ways the ABA celebrates, commemorates, and recognizes various heritage and historical months, special dates, and holidays. Follow us on social media @ABADiversity to keep up to date on special events. We continually are evolving this list to be more inclusive!

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