What is the 360 Commission?
This page provides an overview of the resources created from the 2015-2016 ABA Diversity & Inclusion 360 Commission, formed by ABA President Paulette Brown (2015-2016). The mission of the Diversity and Inclusion 360 Commission was 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. President Brown charged the Commission with producing a tangible body of work that would move the needle.
The link below to the 360 Commission' s Executive Summary provides key information about the commission, its goals, deliverables, and projects undertaken from 2015-2016.
Tools & Resources
The 360 Commission highlighted a number of tools and resources that collectively have the potential to make a difference in practical ways. The resources referenced in the report include:
Diversity & Inclusion Resources Page
(Formerly referred to as the "D&I Portal")
Strengthening ABA Policies through Resolutions passed during 2015-2016's ABA House of Delegates Meetings, including:
Resolution 109: Model Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4 Amendment
Resolution 107: Expanding CLEs to dedicate a specific category to Diversity & Inclusion
Resolution 116: Expanding ABA Principles for Juries & Jury Trials
Resolution 113: Economic Case Policy Expanding Economic Opportunities for Lawyers from Diverse Backgrounds
Collaboration with Judge Advocate General (see video below)