American Bar Association
Diversity Committee
ABA Section of Family Law

Diversity Committee

Vision Statement

The Diversity Committee of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association strives to promote diversity within its membership and our practice. We recognize, and embrace, that the members of our legal community as well as our clientele, have evolved into a rich mosaic of people from diverse cultures, beliefs and backgrounds. As an organization, and as lawyers, we need to better understand the broader issues of diversity, as well as the cultural norms and the cultural differences of our society as a whole and how these issues impact the practice of Family Law and the families that we serve.

Thus, the Diversity Committee will address issues that encompass many different segments of our society, including but not limited to issues of racial/ethnic diversity, gender diversity, age, sexual orientation, disabilities and religious/cultural beliefs. We hope that the Section will incorporate the benefits of strengthening diversity in all of its programming. We will plan to proactively work with the CLE committee, the Member Benefit Development Committee and the Editorial/Publications committees to incorporate these concepts into our Section's programming. We will also proactively invite Section members and members of the bar from diverse and minority backgrounds to join the Section and the Committee.

Diversity Committee Description

Fellowship Program

Fellowship Program Applications are here. All applications must be received by midnight on May 31, 2017.

Meet the Family Law Fellows

2014-2016 Fellows Directory

2015-2017 Fellows Directory

2014 Mentors

Spring CLE Conference, Carlsbad, CA, May 8, 2015 Minutes

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Avery, Melissa
Woody, Thad


McGuire, James

Committee Roster  

Modified by Marsha Boone on November 30, 2016

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