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The function of the TIPS Standing Committee on Diversity in the Profession (CDP) is to promote involvement of attorneys of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, women attorneys, attorneys with disabilities and attorneys who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender into the membership and leadership of the Section and to promote greater awareness and appreciation of the Section's diversity goals.

CDP will accomplish this goal through publications, CLE programs, networking receptions, assistance to the Section's General Committeesand outreach programs on the local and national levels.

Upcoming Programs

Embracing Diversity in a Jury Trial---Free CLE Program
Thursday, August 5, 2010
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold
One Market Plaza Steuart Tower, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Providing Persons with Disabilities and the Elderly with Equal Access to Justice
Monday, May 18, 2009
William R. Eleazer Courtroom at Stetson University College of Law
Gulfport, FL

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Don't miss your chance to attend this special one-day program that will address the unexplored and underdeveloped topic of making the litigation process more accessible for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Taking place at the William R. Eleazer Courtroom at Stetson University College of Law, a one-of-a-kind model courtroom showcasing how design and technology can address accessibility issues for individuals with disabilities and the elderly, this program will focus on courtroom design, the use of service animals, jury selection and access for jurors, parties, attorneys and judges. In addition, this program will feature a myriad of top-notch speakers who are leaders and experts in the field.

Past Programs

Check out this program at the 2009 ABA Midyear Meeting:  Mindbugs: The Psychology of Ordinary Prejudice led by renowned Harvard Professor, Mahzarin Banaji.


2002/2003 Diversity Plan

2009/2010 Diversity Leadership - PDF

Embracing Diversity Newsletter Fall 2010 - PDF

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Embracing Diversity Newsletter Summer 09 - PDF

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Greetings, from the Chair of the Diversity in the Profession Committee of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section:

TIPS is, I believe, the friendliest Section in the ABA. Our Section is not only diverse in membership and leadership, but in practice areas as well. TIPS has many General Committees where any diverse lawyer can find a home.

Our Committee strives to help TIPS fulfill its ambitious goals to recruit, involve and retain more diverse members. There are many opportunities for a diverse lawyer to publish, speak and network with colleagues from everywhere. You just need to get involved.

With the support of our Section leadership, our Committee has participated in programs at many national meetings, such as the National Conference for the Minority Lawyer, Minority Counsel meeting, etc., and will continue to do so in this coming year. Our Section reaches out to all lawyers of any color, race, gender, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation. Last year, we expanded our Scope to mirror the commitment of the ABA.

We have some exiting projects planned for this coming year. Our first big project is a program on “Providing Persons with Disabilities and The Elderly with Equal Access to Justice” to be held on December 5, 2008, at Stetson University in Florida.

Help us in our commitment to make the membership and leadership of the ABA mirror the population of our diverse nation and the clients we serve.

Nancy N Quan, Chair


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For enrollment in a committee of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. NOTE: If you are already a Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section member, you may join up to three (3) committees at no additional cost. However, if you are not a Section member, you must join the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section first. If you have any questions regarding participation in TIPS Committees contact our Committees Administrator Sonia Schroeder or call 312/988-6229.

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