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May 12, 2021

ABA and National Affinity Bars Equity Webinar


The murder of George Floyd, recent protests across the country, and the disparate impact of COVID-19 have brought into sharp focus systemic inequities both in the justice system, the legal profession, and their respective communities. Representatives from the National Affinity Bar Associations will discuss how they are identifying and addressing these inequities and share their strategies for breaking down the barriers of bias, racism, and discrimination.

This program is part of the ABA's Racial Equity in the Justice System, 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 prejudice in the justice system and society. For more information please visit:



The webinar will be moderated by:
Justice Adrienne Nelson, Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court

Speakers include:

  • A.B. Cruz, President, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Elia Diaz-Yaeger, President, Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Tricia “CK” Hoffler, President, National Bar Association
  • Colleen Lamarre, President Elect, National Native American Bar Association
  • Judi O'Kelley, Chief Program Officer, National LGBT Bar Association
  • Karen Richardson, Executive Director, National Association of Women Lawyers


  • ABA Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice
  • ABA Commission on Disability Rights
  • ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights & Responsibilities
  • ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession
  • ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  • ABA Commission on Women in the Profession
  • ABA Council for Diversity in the Educational Pipeline
  • ABA Diversity and Inclusion Center
  • ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice