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The How & Why of DE&I: Implementing an Inclusion Plan in Bar Associations

Larissa Mañón Mervin, Jerome Crawford, Collins Saint, Jess Waltman, Bria Kemp, and Shenique A Moss

About the Program

Are you a bar leader looking to foster an environment of inclusion?  Looking to diversify your bar association leadership roster? While studies demonstrate that diverse leadership offers an enriched experience for membership through offering a broad perspective and increased sense of belonging, many bar associations continue to struggle with retaining historically underrepresented attorneys as leaders.

During this session we'll discuss how to develop and implement meaningful diversity, equity, and inclusion plans within your bar association, with an emphasis on inclusion. We'll also discuss how to promote DE&I, engage in critical dialogue, and create inclusive leadership.

The How & Why of DE&I Series

This program is the final program of a four-part series, which focuses on the “how and why” of inclusion within the legal profession.


  • YLD Diversity and Inclusion and Team