July 11, 2019

Diversity Programs


GPSolo is committed to the concept of diversity and inclusion as a strength for the Division and ABA.  Diversity in our membership brings a variety of unique and valuable skills and perspectives to the Division.

GPSolo's Popular Books on Diversity

Understanding the ADA
Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fourth Edition
By: William D. Goren
Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Clients: A Lawyers Guide
Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Clients: A Lawyer's Guide
By: Joan M. Burda
Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples; Third Edition
Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples, Third Edition
By: Joan M. Burda
Moving Diversity Forward
Moving Diversity Forward: How to Go From Well-Meaning to Well-Doing
By: Verna Myers

GPSolo Diversity Fellowship Program

The ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division (GPSolo) Diversity Fellowship Program aims to promote diversity within the Division and the ABA, while providing leadership opportunities within the Division for historically underrepresented groups, including racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.

Any lawyer or judge, who is a member of the Division, with a diverse background and experiences as defined by ABA Goal III may apply. The Division’s Diversity Board will select four applicants to serve as Fellows for the following bar year. The selection will be based on the individual’s achievement and commitment to the organized bar and to GPSolo’s mission and goals.

Fellows will be required to attend the Division's Fall meeting (October 17 - 19, 2019 at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, CA) and Spring meeting (April 30 - May 2, 2020 at the La Concha Renaissance Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico) with reimbursement of up to $500 for airfare and a $100 per diem for two days for each meeting. Fellows may also show their commitment to the Division by attending the ABA Annual Meeting; however, reimbursement for this meeting is not available.

For further information, please contact the Division at gpsolo@americanbar.org.

GPSolo Diversity Board

The GPSolo Diversity Board oversses all programs and activities that impact diversity efforts. It coordinates with ABA diversity programs and oversees the Diversity Fellowship Program.