COMMITTEE ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION PAGE

The objectives of the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion are to promote and advance the full and equal participation of attorneys of color and other diverse attorneys in the New York State Bar Association and in all sectors and at every level of the legal profession through research, education, fostering involvement and leadership development in NYSBA and other professional activities, and to promote knowledge of and respect for the profession in communities that historically have been excluded from the practice of law.

The Committee shall also foster the development of, monitor progress of and report on diversity initiatives of the Association, as well as partner with the Sections to continue to pursue enhanced diversity and inclusion in the Association, including among the leadership of the Association.

In conducting its work, the Committee shall consult with and engage Association leaders, other entities and individuals, including Sections of the New York State Bar Association;the New York State Conference of Bar Leaders; the Committee on Leadership Development; the Committee on Women in the Law; the Committee on Civil Rights; the Committee on Disability Rights; the Committee on LGBT People and the Law; the Law, Youth & Citizenship Program; minority and women’s bar associations; and others with an interest in the Committee’s mission and activities.

Download the committee history here.

Mirna M. Santiago, Esq.
Chair

Violet E. Samuels
Vice-Chair

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May 2020: A Guide To Diversity & Inclusion In The 21st Century Workplace (Webinar)

A review of the provisions of the main federal and New York State laws concerning provisions of anti-discrimination, anti-harassment and anti-retaliation will be discussed.

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When Fear Goes Viral: A Cultural And Legal History Of The Fear Of Infectious Disease And Unconscious Bias (Webinar)

This program explores the unconscious historical biases that lead the public to choose scapegoats in a maladaptive attempt to quell fear of the spread of…

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June 2020: A Guide To Diversity & Inclusion In The 21st Century Workplace (Webinar)

A review of the provisions of the main federal and New York State laws concerning provisions of anti-discrimination, anti-harassment and anti-retaliation will be discussed.

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Diversity Report Cards

The New York State Bar Association is deeply committed to enhancing diversity at every level of participation within the association and the profession. Every two years, the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion prepares a diversity report card. This report card continues to highlight the need for raising the level of diversity awareness within the profession and increase opportunities for diverse attorneys to serve in Association leadership positions.

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