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Diverse Bar Association Websites:

Association of Black Women Attorneys

Hispanic National Bar Association

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

National Bar Association

National Black Law Students Association

National Black Prosecutors Association

National LGBT Law Association

Puerto Rican Bar Association

Rochester Black Bar Association

South Asian Bar Association

Website Resources:

ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession: Focused on creating leadership and economic opportunities for racially and ethnically diverse lawyers within the ABA and legal profession.

ABA Commission on Women in the Profession
: Focused on assessing the status of women in the legal profession, identifying barriers to advancement, and recommending to the ABA actions to address problems identified.

ABA Commission on Lawyers with Disabilities

ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Works to remove barriers to professional advancement, and to promote diversity and enhance the ABA's diversity efforts.

Association of Corporate Counsel: A section of their website is dedicated to diversity issues.

Catalyst: A research and advisory organization working with businesses and the professions to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women at work.

Center for Diversity in the Legal Profession
: A clearinghouse for data on the participation of people of color in the law and a site to conduct research.

Council on Legal Education Opportunity
A non-profit project of the ABA Fund for Justice and Education to expand opportunities for minorities and low-income students to attend law school and become members of the legal profession by providing pre-law recruitment, counseling, placement assistance and training.

Lawyers for One America:
An organization whose goal is to advocate for and actively promote greater racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession nation-wide, so that our law schools, judicial systems, and lawyers more accurately reflect the communities they serve.

Minority Corporate Counsel Association
: An association whose mission is to advocate for the expanded hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and the law firms that serve them.

National Association of Law Placement: Principles & Standards are guidelines that offer an ethical framework for all participants in law student recruiting. They guide the timing of responses to offers and set forth the obligations of all participants in the recruiting process.

New York State Bar Association - Committee on Diversity & Leadership Development

Practicing Attorneys for Law Student Program, Inc.
: Provides career and skills development for minorities in the legal profession.

Miscellaneous Resources:

New York State Bar Association Files Amicus Curiae Brief with U.S. Supreme Court on the Need for Diversity in Education
Click here to read brief.