Diversity and Inclusion

The ALA Diversity Initiative aims to increase awareness of and sensitivity to the differences among our workforce and to advance the concept of inclusiveness and acceptance. ALA’s goal is to increase diversity and inclusion in the Association, in the legal management community and in all legal service organizations. To that end, the mission of the ALA Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to provide each ALA member with the tools and resources required to be a leader in meeting ALA’s goal. The educational programming, publications, speakers, monthly tips and the new Diversity and Inclusion Scorecards — Road Map to Change for Law Firms and Chapters — are all cataloged here. First, begin by reading this inspirational overview from the Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair, which explains how we are here to help each member manage the many changes occurring throughout the legal profession.

ALA Diversity Brochure CoverAre you just beginning, trying to gather ideas and make a business case for diversity?

Advancing diversity and inclusion in your organization is more than the right thing to do: it's critical to the success of your business. This new brochure cites facts and studies that demonstrate why your company can't afford not to consider Why Diversity? The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion. For more information and to request printed copies, email diversity@alanet.org.

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The ALA Committee on Diversity and Inclusion developed the ALA Diversity and Inclusion Scorecard – Roadmap to Change as a means to understand and to recognize success in workplace diversity and inclusion.

Diversity & Inclusion Scorecard for Law Office Administrators

​Diversity & Inclusion Scorecard for ALA Chapter Leaders