EMBRACING Diversity Challenge

The Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference took first place in the 2018-2019 EMBRACING Diversity Challenge.

The Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference took first place in the 2018-2019 EMBRACING Diversity Challenge.

2019-2020 Winners

Colorado Hispanic Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

LSYWC: Presentation Skills & Speed Lawyering Workshop Day

National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Pipeline Initiative

Past Winners

About The Challenge

Sponsored by the ABA Young Lawyers Division, the EMBRACING Diversity Challenge recognizes and awards top young lawyer organization programs that increase diversity in the legal profession. The term “EMBRACING” in the Challenge’s title is an acronym describing actions a successful program should seek to do with respect to diversity. The initial components of the acronym are as follows:

Expose
Motivate
Broaden
Recognize
Advocate
Communicate
Include
Network
Grow

Top programs developed by the YLD Affiliates will be showcased via social media and on this webpage along with receiving a sub-grant to expand their program. 

Competition Guidelines

  1. Participants should explicitly identify one or more components of the EMBRACING acronym to address/serve as a focal point for the program. For example, a program in which an affiliate would educate high school and college students on the legal profession and the basic requirements for law school admission would be centered around the Expose, Motivate, and Communicate components.
  2. Participants must submit a report giving program description, activity dates, outcomes, audience member numbers, participant numbers, and proposed plans for expansion (with the sub-grant award) to Esther Hyun, Tamara Nash, and Renee Lugo (2019-20 program has ended).

Eligibility

This program is open to young lawyer organizations affiliated with the ABA Young Lawyers Division Affiliates.

Report Deadline

(2019-20 program has ended).

Questions?

Please contact Esther Hyun, 2019-20 EMBRACING Diversity Challenge Coordinator, Tamara Nash, 2019-20 Diversity Director or Renee Lugo, YLD Committee Specialist.

Staff Contact

Renee Lugo, YLD Program Coordinator