Diversity Subcommittees

Plan Annual Diversity Conclave and statewide mini diversity/inclusion workshops and roundtable discussions for local/specialty bars and organizations statewide.

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Recommend diversity programs and initiatives that can be integrated throughout all LSBA programming and continuing legal education seminars and also integrated within programming offered by local and specialty bar associations. Promote and encourage LSBA members to obtain LSBA-approved diversity/inclusion facilitation training in order to facilitate diversity and inclusion professionalism discussions within LSBA programs and continuing legal educations seminars and programs coordinated by local and specialty bar associations. Coordinate diversity related programming to unite, support, and educate LSBA members on issues and topics of importance to those in the legal profession.

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Comprised of the leadership of minority bar associations throughout the state, the subcommittee assists with furthering LSBA diversity goals and the development of programs and initiatives that help to make the legal profession more inclusive.
Coordinate programs to unite, support, and educate attorneys, judges, professors, law students, paralegals, and other members of the legal profession in Louisiana on issues facing LGBT individuals; promote the creation of coalitions with other legal bar associations and organizations; encourage the adoption of non-discrimination policies in law firms protecting both sexual orientation and gender identity; and encourage and empower LGBT individuals to choose law as a career.

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Law Students and Students
Coordinate and develop professional development workshops and programs for law students with diverse backgrounds; coordinate and develop programs for middle school, high school, college students; volunteer and identify volunteers for programs to expose children to legal professionals; identify and apply for grants to fund LSBA pipeline initiatives.
Law Firms and Judiciary
Encourage diversity efforts within the judiciary and law firms; assist in providing educational components and training on various diversity issues; assess diversity needs of law firms; recommend programs to assist law firms and courts in developing diversity programs and strategic plans; and plan efforts to encourage courts and law firms to execute the diversity commitment statement.

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