2020-2021 EMBRACING Diversity Challenge Program Proposal
The EMBRACING Diversity Challenge aims to increase diversity in the pipeline to the legal profession. Through the EMBRACING Diversity Challenge, young lawyer organizations are encouraged to share information about existing projects and develop new programs for increasing diversity in the pipeline. Top young lawyer programs will be showcased at the 2021 YLD Spring Conference and awarded a sub-grant.
Submit Your Proposal
- Participants should explicitly identify one or more components of the EMBRACING acronym to address/serve as a focal point for the project. Participants will develop a program around the component(s) selected. 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.
- Participants will submit a 2020-21 EMBRACING Diversity Challenge program proposal form listing the program purpose, proposed activities, desired outcomes, target audience, and desired number of participants along with a final report after the event/program has happened to Lauren Barnes, Esther Hyun and Renee Lugo by March 31, 2021.
- Participants must submit a final report giving activity dates, outcomes, audience member numbers, participant numbers, and proposed plans for expansion (with the sub-grant award) to Lauren Barnes, Esther Hyun, and Renee Lugo by March 31, 2021.
This program is open to young lawyer organizations affiliated with the ABA Young Lawyers Division Affiliates.
Applications for the 2020-21 program are open through March 31, 2021.