Louisiana State Bar Association Diversity Statement


The Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) recognizes that achieving diversity in the legal profession is an evolutionary process that requires the Association's continued effort and commitment.

The LSBA is committed to diversity in its membership, Board of Governors, staff, House of Delegates, committees and all leadership positions. Diversity is an inclusive concept that encompasses race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation and disability.

The LSBA is a richer and more effective Association because of diversity, as it increases our strengths, capabilities and adaptability. In addition, a diverse group of talented legal professionals is important to the success of law firms, law departments, public service organizations and other organizations that include attorneys.

Through increased diversity, the LSBA and its members can bring more varied perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, talents and interests to the practice of law and the administration of justice.
 

Diversity — Inclusion — Professionalism



Latest Diversity News and Events

Baton Rouge Bar's Annual Bench Bar - July 21-23, 2016
The Baton Rouge Bar Association will hold its annual Bench Bar on July 21-23, 2016, in Point Clear, AL, at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa.  Early registration ends April 15, 2016.  For more information, please click here.


SAVE THE DATE! 10TH ANNUAL CONCLAVE ON DIVERSITY- MARCH 24, 2017
SAVE THE DATE!

The 10th Annual Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession is scheduled Friday, March 24, 2017 and it will be held at the New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St., New Orleans, LA. The theme for the Conclave is "Diversity is Good for Everyone."



Get Involved! Become an LSBA Professionalism Facilitator
Are you interested in:
•Increasing your diversity knowledge and skills?
•Boosting your confidence in delivering effective diversity and inclusion training?
•Improving your understanding of stereotypes, prejudices and cultural differences?
•Discovering new ways to reduce bias?
•Helping others become more culturally competent?
•Gaining tools to promote diversity and inclusion through training?

If so, you may want to consider becoming an LSBA Professionalism Facilitator. Facilitators are attorney volunteers that give of their time to educate others on promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us at diversity@lsba.org.

Join the LSBA Diversity Signatories

The LSBA recognizes that achieving diversity and inclusion in the legal profession is an effort that requires the Association's continued effort and commitment.  Statewide judges, attorneys, firms, and organizations have joined the LSBA by signing the Statement of Diversity Principles, a commitment to foster diversity and inclusion.  If you, your firm or organization are interested in furthering diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, we encourage you to become a Diversity Signatory!  Simply sign the LSBA Statement of Diversity Principles and either email it (tricia.pierre@lsba.org) or fax it (504-566-0930) to the Member Outreach and Diversity Department. 

To date, the total number of Diversity Signatories is 356!  The 2015 Signatories included:

  • Jules D. Edwards, III, Attorney at Law
  • Louisiana District Judges Association
  • Evans & Clesi, PLC
  • Louis J. Leo, Attorney at Law, APLC

To read the LSBA Diversity Statement, approved by the LSBA Board of Governors and House of Delegates on January 12, 2008, please click here

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