American Bar Association
Diversity Board

Diversity Board

Message From The Chair

Welcome to the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division's Diversity Board webpage.

I am honored to serve as chair of the Diversity Board.

The ABA, Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division believes that inclusion, participation and involvement of attorneys from underrepresented groups in the Division’s programs and activities is essential. Our goal is to create a culture where all members of the Division feel valued, supported, comfortable and included in an environment that affords an opportunity to contribute and thrive by attorneys from underrepresented groups.

I look forward to a working with you and I am sure it will be a productive year.


Andrea Van Leesten
Diversity Board Chair

About Us

The Diversity Board shall oversee all programs and activities that impact diversity efforts. The Board shall participate and coordinate with ABA committees and entities that promote diversity, as well as be responsible for the Diversity Fellowship Program.

Diversity Fellowship Program

The 2014/15 Diversity Fellowship application and nomination process is now closed.

Successful applicants will be notified in June 2014.

For more information about the fellowship program visit our website.

Welcome 2014 Diversity Fellows:

  • Sonya Armfield (Washington, DC)
  • Sheryl Axelrod (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Lisa Dickinson (Spokane, WA)
  • Waverley Madden (Philadelphia, PA)

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Chair:  Andrea G Van Leesten

Committee Roster (23 total members)

Discussion List (help)

Diversity Board Discussion List
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Business Plan 2014
GPSolo Diversity Plan
ABA Diversity Plan

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events
2014 Joint Spring Meeting with Group Legal Services Association (GLSA) and ABA Standing Committee on Group and Prepaid Legal Services
May 1, 2014 - May 3, 2014
Diversity Board Meeting
May 2, 2014
2:10 PM – 3:10 PM
ARIA Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
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Division Events
April 23, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 24, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 30, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

Sites of Interest

Moving Diversity Forward: How to Go from Well-Meaning to Well-Doing (eBook)

Modified by Dee C Lee on April 17, 2014

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