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.

We are honored to serve as chair and director 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.


Terrell Ratliff
Chair, Diversity Board

Andrea Van Leesten
Membership Director

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

2015 Diversity Fellows:
Cedric Ashley (Princeton, NJ)
Esther Hyun (San Diego, CA)
Marianne Rebel Brown (Glassboro, NJ)
Jean-Marie Sylla, Jr. (Washington, DC

For more information about the fellowship program

visit our website

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    Programs, Meetings and Events

    Committee Events

    9th Annual GPSolo National & Solo Small Firm Conference

    October 23, 2014 - October 25, 2014
    Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel, San Antonio, TX

    Diversity Board Meeting

    October 24, 2014
    2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
    Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel, San Antonio, TX
    La Condesa
    Section Events

    Sites of Interest

    Modified by Stephen Falvo on October 9, 2014

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