Diversity Plan: Adopted at RPTE Council
At the RPTE Council meeting held in Washington, D.C. on May 2, 2009 the Council adopted a revised Diversity Plan for Section. The adoption of the revised plan was the culmination of an extensive process of evaluation and revision of the previous plan by the Section's Standing Committee on Diversity. Completion of the final Revised Plan was overseen by a special task force comprising members from each of the Section's Standing Committees and other stakeholders.
The paramount goal of the revised Diversity Plan is to continue to increase participation by diverse attorneys in all facets of the Section: committees, speakers, authors, and leadership. The new plan adopts a broader definition of diverse attorneys to include women, ethnic and racial minorities, LGBT persons, and persons with disabilities.
One of the principal initiatives will focus on increasing the number of diverse attorneys who speak at Section programs. In order to help program planners identify potential diverse speakers, the Section had begun to develop a diverse speaker database (in addition to existing ABA minority speaker databases). That database will ultimately be available on the Section's website and can be a resource for everyone. If you are a diverse attorney, as defined in the Revised Plan, who has been admitted to the Bar for at least five years, and wish to be considered for inclusion in the database, please contact Eric Mathis (email@example.com) or Nelse Miller(firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on how to submit your name for consideration.
Legal Expert Author Pool
Are YOU interested in becoming a published author in leading national legal periodicals? Are YOU seeking to solidify your standing as an expert in your practice area? Then sign up for the ABA Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity offers the Legal Expert Author Pool (LEAP). LEAP is as a new complimentary service designed for diverse lawyers and professionals. LEAP establishes and maintains a pool of authors who have the expertise and willingness to write for ABA periodicals; and facilitates. For more information, click here. http://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/pages/LEAP.html
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