Becoming an Advocate for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
What Is Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility? DEIA about recognizing, respecting and valuing differences based on gender, race, skin color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, physical ability, and sexual orientation. This also encompasses an infinite range of individual characteristics and experiences, such as communication style, career path, political views, educational background, geographic location, income level, military experience, marital status, parental status and other variables that influence personal perspectives.
This kaleidoscope of life, work and cultural experiences — our individual uniqueness — causes each of us to view situations, opportunities and challenges through a different lens, resulting in different ways of thinking and making choices. Organizations that will be successful in the future demonstrate a high degree of competence in their ability to harness the benefits this diversity of vision, thought and perspective offers, tapping into this rich wealth of resources to leverage superior business performance.
Here is the online version of the Becoming an Advocate for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility brochure.
Here is a printable version of the Becoming an Advocate for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility brochure.
A full library of free, dynamic resources can be found on the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility website pages. Questions? Email [email protected].
ALA is the premier professional association connecting leaders and managers within the legal industry. We provide extensive professional development, collaborative peer communities, strategic operational solutions, and business partner connections empowering our members to lead the business of law.
Led by its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Committee, ALA is committed to this initiative within the organization, its membership and the legal profession as a whole — including but not limited to differences of race, ethnicity, national origin, culture, skin color, personality, geography, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, political or religious affiliation, socioeconomic status, or military experience.
Contact the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Committee at [email protected] to request printed copies. Join the diversity and inclusion conversation in its social media discussions.