August 31, 2015

Chair's Message

James C. Hanks

At the ABA’s Midyear Meeting in Houston, the Diversity Law Committee of the Section presented a program on hot topics in diversity law that included an excellent discussion of immigration, election law, and other issues by outstanding speakers. Immediately following this program, the Section joined with the Section of Antitrust Law in welcoming President-Elect Paulette Brown and Elizabeth A. Campbell, partner and chief diversity officer at the Andrews Kurth law firm of Houston, Texas, at a Diversity Networking Reception. In my brief comments, I noted that, when we speak about diversity in the ABA, we sometimes talk about our diversity “efforts.” My observation was that we should look forward to the day when diversity is such a natural and ingrained part of how we operate in our Section and in the ABA that the achievement of diversity is no longer an “effort.”

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