Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

ALA fosters an inclusive environment and recognizes diversity’s power to strengthen the organization through collaboration that values our talents, skills and experiences. Our mission is to empower legal management professionals to lead the business of law by advocating for diversity initiatives that provide an environment of equity, inclusivity and accessibility to everyone. 

As emerging thought leaders in diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA), we encourage conversations about, acceptance of and a focus on these issues throughout the legal community. While we may not have all the answers, we strive to keep listening to better expand our empathy and knowledge.  

We want you to see and feel our commitment to diversity in everything we do. Read the full statement about ALA’s commitment to DEIA


“One of the four pillars key areas of ALA’s Strategic Direction is a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA). We are working hard to ensure that all our programs, products and services are developed and delivered through that lens,” says ALA President Sarah Evenson, JD, MBA. “This statement demonstrates our commitment not only to our ALA community, but the legal industry as a whole, that DEIA is a key factor and essential element in everything we do.”


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, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility. Here is a printable version of the brochure.

Becoming an Advocate for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility