Diversity and Inclusion
To our ALA community:
- Follow the CDI on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for timely articles and discussions.
- Join roundtables facilitated by the CDI. Go to this webpage to view recordings of past conversations and register for upcoming forums.
We want as many of you as possible to join these discussions because it is imperative that all individual voices and concerns are heard as we begin the work toward unity, equality and justice.
- Review diversity- and inclusion-themed webinars from ALA, including the free on-demand
webinar Black Lives Matter: How Does It Affect Your Law Office? from June 10. The presenter
is Jason M. Murray, a Partner with K&L Gates in Miami, Florida.
- ALA’s Diversity Toolkit delivers tools to advance
diversity and inclusion in the legal workplace.
- The diversity and inclusion resources page provides white papers, industry reports, and recommended articles and books.
April L. Campbell, JD, ALA Interim Executive Director
Debra L. Elsbury, CLM, ALA President
ALA's Committee for Diversity & Inclusion works to educate legal industry leaders about why diversity is important and how we can work to bring diversity and inclusion to the legal workplace.
Watch the following video to see "What Does Diversity Mean?"
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 and monthly tips are all cataloged herein. 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.
"Diversity is being invited to the party.
Inclusion is being asked to dance."
Are 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 Becoming an Advocate for Diversity and Inclusion. Here is a printable version of the brochure.