Today more than ever before, diversity is a matter of legal professionalism. National and local bar associations as well as other professional legal organizations include a commitment to diversity in their core mission. To effectively drive the mission, we must collaborate with these organizations.
Constituent Bar Associations
These organizations include the American Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism and the Chicago Bar Association. See all our Constituent Bar Associations
Diversity Bar Organizations
Today, attorneys formally organize to address the interests of ethnic and racial minority attorneys as well as women and LGBT attorneys, including NAPABA, BWLA, HLAI, CCBA, LAGBAC and NAWL. See all specialty bar associations
Diversity Legal Organizations
In addition, there are an increasing number of national and local not-for-profit organizations that focus on diversity in the profession, including the IILP, MCCA, NALP and LCLD. Our mission overlaps with these organizations in the best possible way – we all strive for inclusion in the legal profession.
Chicago Committee commits, in the best interests of our membership, to broker connections among all of these groups; to leverage their collective influence to drive our common mission; and to avoid redundant programming and initiatives.