Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Resources

paper - report iconWhite Papers/Reports/Reference Guides

AccessibilityPlanning Accessible Meetings and Events - A Toolkit
ALA Heritage and Cultural Celebration CalendarALA Heritage and Cultural Celebration Calendar 2024
ALA Law Firm Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarking GuideALA Law Firm Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarking Guide 2023
ALA Presidents' Award of Excellence Criteria ALA Presidents' Award DEIA Criteria 2023-2024
DEIA DefinitionACS Inclusivity Style Guide - Race, Ethnicity, & Nationality
DEIA DefinitionThe Difference between 'Race' and 'Ethnicity'
Diversity and Inclusion2020 Diversity Best Practices Guide
HR PolicyWhat You Should Know About the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
InclusionUncovering Talent, a New Model of Inclusion
InclusionComplete guide for disability inclusion: The definitive guide to disability inclusion in the workplace (U.K.)
Inclusion/Unconscious BiasMCCA – You Can’t Change What You Can’t See: Interrupting Gender and Racial Bias in the Legal Profession (Executive Summary)
LGBTQ+How to Be an LGBTQ+ Ally in the Workplace
LGBTQ+GLAAD Media Reference Guide — 10th Edition
LGBTQ+A Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers
LGBTQ+Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: A Toolkit for Employers
LGBTQ+Best Practices for Non-Binary Inclusion in the Workplace
Mental Health9 Best LGBT-Friendly Drug Rehab Centers In The U.S.
Mental Health104 BIPOC Mental Health Resources
Mental HealthA Guide On Black Mental Health – Treatment Over Incarceration
Mental HealthAmerican Addiction Centers
Mental HealthBIPOC Addiction and Mental Health Resources
Mental HealthLexington Addiction Center
Mental HealthSoutheast Addiction Center
Mentoring GuideALA's DEIA Mentoring Guide
Recruiting/PipelineMansfield Rule Certification — Diversity Lab
Report on DiversityNALP 2022 Report on Diversity in U.S. Law Firms
Report on Diversity2022 IILP - Diverse Outside Counsel: Who's Getting The Business?
Report on DiversityLaw360's 2023 Diversity Snapshot
Report on Diversity2022 ABA Model Diversity Survey Reports
Sexual Harassment and BullyingUs Too? Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession
Sexual Harassment and MisconductStill Broken: Sexual Harassment and Misconduct in the Legal Profession
Substance AbuseDetox Local
Substance AbuseLive Another Day
Substance Abuserehabs.org


book icon Books

Category Title
Fiction/Race RelationsSmall Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Fiction/Social Issues & Race RelationsThe Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Memoir/AuthenticityCovering: The Hidden Assault on our Civil Rights by Kenji Yoshino
Memoir/PovertyHillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
Memoir/Race RelationsWaking Up White by Debby Irving
Memoir/Transgender/AuthenticityGetting to Ellen: A Memoir About Love, Honesty and Gender Change by Ellen Krug
Nonfiction/Culture CompetenceWhat If I Say The Wrong Thing?: 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People by Verna A. Myers
Nonfiction/Discrimination & Racism So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Nonfiction/Discrimination & RacismCaste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
Nonfiction/Discrimination & RacismThe Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
Nonfiction/Discrimination & RacismThe Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How we Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee
Nonfiction/Discrimination & RacismWhite Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
Nonfiction/Leadership & InclusionThe Next IQ: The New Intelligence of 21st Century Leaders by Arin N. Reeves
Nonfiction/Leadership & InclusionInclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace and the Will to Change by Jennifer Brown
Nonfiction/RacismInside Out: The Equity Leader’s Guide to Undoing Institutional Racism by Caprice D. Hollins
Nonfiction/Unconscious BiasBlindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji & Anthony G. Greenwald
Nonfiction/Unconscious BiasThe Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh
Nonfiction/Workplace CultureConscious Leadership in the Workplace: A Guidebook to Making a Difference One Person at a Time by Rosalie Chamberlain




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"The Importance of Diverse Leadership in Legal Administration," Legal Management magazine -  January  2024

"Give the Gift of Inclusion This Holiday Season," Legal Management magazine -  November/December  2023

"Using Your Employees’ Preferred Pronouns Helps Build Your Firm’s Inclusivity," Legal Management magazine -  October 2023

"Creating a Culture of Belonging by Implementing a Robust Onboarding and Integration Strategy," Legal Management magazine -  September 2023

"U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling a ‘headwind’ for lawyer diversity, experts say," reuters.com by Karen Sloan - June 29, 2023

"The Crown Act Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair," naacpldf.org - 2023

"Viewpoint: Three Gender Biases to Avoid in Performance Reviews," shrm.org by Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio - July 5, 2023

"Disability as a Source of Competitive Advantage," Harvard Business Review magazine by Luisa Alemany and Frank Vermeulen -  June/August 2023

"Employers Eye Benefits to Support LGBTQ+ Employees," shrm.org by Caroline Hroncich -  June 20, 2023

"Measuring Your Firm by DEI Standards," Legal Management magazine -  June 2023

"How to Build a Meaningful Pride Campaign (And Why It’s Important)," Legal Management magazine -  May 2023

"4 Ways to Nurture — and Retain — a Diverse Team of Associates," Legal Management magazine -  April 2023

"Address Bias When Determining Resource Allocation and Performance Management," Legal Management magazine -  February 2023

"Finding a Job with a Disability," Resume.supply by Vicky Blom - November 2022

"Keep Your Firm’s Diversity Initiatives on Track in the New Year," Legal Management magazine -  November/December 2022

"Walking a Minefield Without a Map: The Explosive Intersection of Well-Being and Belonging," Legal Management magazine -  2022 Print Edition (page 14). Prefer to listen? Click here and select the article from the list. 

"Diversity Efforts Also Must Include Development for Legal Support Staff," Legal Management magazine -  July/August 2022

"How to Improve Diversity in the Legal Profession," American Bar Association by John Harrity and Samantha Sullivan - July 18, 2022

"Black Men Matter – Examining Mental Health Issues Among Black Men – A Guide To Freedom," Drug Rehab USA

"How Law Firms Are Commemorating Juneteenth," Strategies and Voices by Sonali K. Oberg - June 16, 2022

"4 Ways Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Helps Firms Prosper (and How to Achieve It)," Legal Management magazine -  June 2022

"8 Simple Ways You Can Make Your Workplace More LGBTQ+ Inclusive," Reference by Kate Bove - May 20, 2022

"Diversity in the Workplace | All You Need to Know in 2022," Career Blog by Andrei Kurtuy - May 17, 2022

"Diverse Talent Pathways to the Business of Law," Legal Management magazine -  May 2022

"When Pandemic Effects Are Disproportionate, How Do We Move Forward?," Legal Management magazine -  March 2022

The Power of Mentorship in the Workplace,” Legal Management magazine -  January 2022

He/Him, She/Her, They/Them: Why Pronouns Matter,” Legal Management magazine -  November/December 2021

Why Your Firm Should Be Partnering with a WBENC-Certified Business,” Legal Management magazine -  July/August 2021

Silence Is Not an Option,” Legal Management magazine - July/August 2021

Changing the Conversation,” Legal Management magazine - June 16, 2021

Becoming an Antiracist Legal Organization,” Legal Management magazine - June 2021

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It): Free D&I Resources Available to You,” Legal Management magazine - November/December 2020

Excerpt from Authentic Diversity: How to Change the Workplace for Good,” Legal Management magazine - October 2020

Should Law Firms Hire a Diversity and Inclusion Manager?,” Legal Management magazine - September 30, 2020

5 Ways to Make Your Law Firm More Inclusive for the Transgender Community,” Legal Management magazine - July/August 2020

"Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community," Sunshine Behavioral Health - July 21, 2020

Left Out and Left Behind: The Hurdles, Hassles, and Heartaches of Achieving Long-Term Careers for Women of Color,” American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession - July 2020

video Videos

Why “I’m Not Racist” Is Only Half the Story with Robin DiAngelo, Big Think

Color Blind or Color Brave? with Mellody Hobson, March 2014 TED Talks

We Are Not a Melting Pot with Michelle Silverthorn, December 7, 2018 TEDx Talks

What Does Diversity Mean? with ALA's DEIA Committee, May 2019


podcasts Podcasts

Ellie 2.0 Radio, AM950

Embracing Neurodiversity in Legal, with Casey Dixon and Krista Larson - November 20, 2023

Mental Health: Shifting the Conversation from Stigma to Support, with James Cornell - November 1, 2023

Building an Inclusive Workplace, with Terry Isner - June 15, 2023

Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community in June — and Beyond, with Laurence Winters - May 31, 2023

So You Call Yourself an Ally?, with David Sarnoff, Esq., ACC, and Joy Stephens, MBA – April 27, 2023

Building a Trans-Inclusive Workplace, with Ames Simmons - June 25, 2021

Authentic Diversity: Changing the Workplace for Good, with Michelle Silverthorn - September 25, 2020