Today, the legal profession is more diverse than ever. This increased diversity offers new opportunities for ALI CLE to recruit previously undiscovered, talented people who should have the chance to participate as continuing legal education leaders, instructors, and authors. Diversity in all its forms–including but not limited to age, gender, race, ethnicity, orientation, expertise, geographic location and type and size of practice–furthers ALI CLE's mission to offer excellent CLE. Diversity also serves ALI CLE's customers by enriching and expanding the different perspectives offered in ALI CLE's courses and publications and by providing fresh ideas to lawyers representing an increasingly diverse pool of clients.
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The following resources contain valuable information on diversity in the legal profession:
ABA Commissions on Diversity
Article on Improving Faculty Diversity
Diverse CLE Speakers
ABA Women and Minorities Speakers Bureau - national clearinghouse for women and minority speakers
National Bar Organizations
National Bar Association (African-American)
Surveys on Diversity in the Legal Profession
Corporate Law Offices:
Minority Corporate Counsel Association - annual survey of minority and women general counsels within Fortune 500 companies
National Association of Legal Placement Professionals (NALP) - annual survey of over 1,800 legal employers covering a variety of issues including diversity
Lawyers of Color in the Legal Profession:
ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession - has links to various sources of statistics on lawyers of color in the profession
Women in the Legal Profession:
ABA Commission on Women in the Legal Profession - annual study on the status of women in the profession
ABA Commission on Women in the Profession - research study on factors that support or undermine the advancement and retention of women of color in law firms
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