Diversity & Inclusion Plan

The Section pledges to use its resources and the dedication of its members to ensure the full, equal participation of diverse lawyers in the ABA and the profession. The Diversity & Inclusion Plan ensures that the Section of Litigation will continue to lead the ABA and put in place best practices to further diversity and inclusion.

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Diverse Leaders Academy

The Diverse Leaders Academy (DLA) provides opportunities for lawyers in underrepresented groups to participate in leadership roles within the Section of Litigation. DLA develops talented, diverse Section leaders to create an important pipeline of future leaders and to demonstrate further the Section’s commitment to ensuring equal opportunity in the profession.

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Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) provides internship opportunities to students who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups. Apply for JIOP or volunteer your time and resources.

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Diversity Leadership Award

The Section of Litigation Diversity Leadership Award recognizes individuals or entities who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting full and equal participation in the legal profession through the encouragement and inclusion of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and/or persons of differing sexual orientations and gender identities.

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Implicit Bias Initiative

Information and resources to combat and ultimately eliminate the problem of implicit bias in the justice system.

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