Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Description: The ALA Committee on Diversity and Inclusion provides members and legal industry stakeholders with tools and resources required to lead and increase diversity and inclusion awareness in the Association, in the legal management community and in all legal service organizations. The Committee is charged with providing guidance, education, and D&I resources to members and chapters in support of the overall ALA Diversity Initiative. Committee members provide on-site presentations and webinars for chapters and law firms on a variety of D&I topics. Our social media platform allows us to deliver timely and informative D&I information to keep members, chapters and law firms engaged in the changing D&I landscape.

Committee Size: 8

Term: 3 years

Appointments per year: Varies

In-Person Meetings / Expectations: Attendance is expected at one in-person meeting per year held in conjunction with ALA's Annual Conference & Expo. Committee members will be in good standing with the Association and possess a keen interest in advancing and developing goals, objectives, education and resources related to diversity and inclusion. Committee members participate in monthly scheduled conference calls and communicate regularly within the ALA Online Community and by email. Each committee member is assigned and/or volunteers to lead and/or contribute to one or more Committee projects, and it is expected that Committee members volunteer for assignments equally. Support of the candidacy by the employer is highly recommended as there is a time and travel commitment expected. Previous committee or leadership service with ALA or chapter is helpful but not required.

Eligibility: Service on the Committee is open to any member, business partner, consultant or other interested party whose knowledge, skills and expertise is deemed useful to the work of the committee.  Only regular members may serve as chair or chair-elect of committees.  knowledge of or experience with diversity and inclusion is helpful, but not required.

Call for volunteers: Fall

Selections made: Winter

ALA Headquarters Liaison: Peggy Siems, MSHR, CAS. Ed.

Committee Plan of Work - 2020

Current Committee Roster