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October 01, 2021

Statement of ABA President Reginald Turner Re: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2021 – The American Bar Association joins our nation this October to observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We welcome this opportunity to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and to educate others about the importance and value of a diverse workforce.

This year’s theme, "America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” emphasizes the need to include all Americans, and particularly people with disabilities, in the recovery from the pandemic.

Eliminating bias and enhancing diversity is one of the ABA’s core goals. Lawyers with disabilities provide unique and diverse perspectives that help law firms better reflect the clients they serve. We all benefit when our profession is more inclusive.

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. View our privacy statement online. Follow the latest ABA news at and on Twitter @ABANews.