Racial Equity in the Legal System

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Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Legal System

Access a central clearinghouse of ABA-related information and resources for attorneys, the legal profession, and the public on a wealth of issues addressing bias, racism and discrimination in the legal system and society.

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Educating the Public on Racial and Ethnic Justice

Engage with the work of the Diversity and Inclusion Center's Coalition on Racial & Ethnic Justice through reading and sharing its report on the School to Prison Pipeline, highlighting systemic inequities in the legal system specifically against students of color and students with disabilities.

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Ensuring Accessibility with and for People with Disabilities

Engage with the work of Diversity and Inclusion Center's Commission on Disability Rights through utilizing their "Planning Accessible Meetings and Events" Toolkit to ensure all your programs, including your virtual ones, are accessible!

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Increasing Racial and Ethnic Representation

Support the work of the Diversity and Inclusion Center's Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession as it advances diverse representation in the legal profession through its Model Diversity Survey, including partnerships with Fortune 500 General Counsels and law firms.

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Reporting ABA Demographic Diversity

These Goal III reports provide information on the ABA's progress in promoting full and equal participation in the Association through an internal audit of its demographics and membership.

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Being an Ally to the LGBTQ+ Community

Engage with the work of the Diversity and Inclusion Center's Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity through hosting an LGBTQ+ Ally workshop with examples, powerpoints, and other resources.

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Providing Resources for Immigrants

Engage with the Diversity and Inclusion Center's Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities and view a webinar sharing how the ABA is supporting immigrants during COVID-19.

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Supporting Law Students of Color

Engage with the work of the Diversity and Inclusion Center's Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline through its Judicial Clerkship Program and donating to its Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund, both of which connect students of color to important legal networking and financial opportunities.

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Uplifting Experiences of Women Lawyers of Color

Engage with the Diversity and Inclusion Center's Commission on Women in the Profession through its groundbreaking "Left Out and Left Behind" Report on the experiences of women of color who have worked in the legal profession for years, experiencing both racial and gender biases.

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Strengthening Connections across the Legal Profession

Engage with the Diversity and Inclusion Center's Advisory Council, which includes representatives from various ABA entities and from all ABA-affiliated National Affinity Bar Associations.

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Engaging All Dimensions of Diversity

The ABA Diversity and Inclusion Center works with members from across and beyond the ABA to advance all aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the legal profession and society at-large.

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