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We've Made a Firm Commitment to Diversity

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A Firm Commitment 
to Diversity

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ) and The TLPJ Foundation value diversity in the legal profession and, through this initiative, we encourage others to join us in making a firm commitment to diversity. 

We and the firms and groups we have authorized to display this logo button on their web sites recognize the value of diversity within private law firms, legal organizations, and throughout the legal community. And we want to raise awareness and prompt discussion of the value of diversity within the legal profession. Therefore, we make a firm commitment to promote diversity by:

  • Offering equal opportunities for employment and promotion, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability;
  • Recognizing the value of diversity in recruiting attorneys of color, female attorneys, attorneys with disability, and attorneys from other underrepresented groups;
  • Recognizing the value of diversity in recruiting law students, administrative staff, and legal support staff;
  • Reviewing our policies and procedures to make sure they reflect our commitment to diversity;
  • Regularly reviewing our efforts and achievements in promoting diversity; and
  • Supporting and participating in activities and organizations that encourage all dimensions of diversity.
Image of multi-colored pillar with message, "Make a firm commitment to diversity."

We've Made A Firm Commitment to Diversity

Image of multi-colored pillar with message, "Make a firm commitment to diversity."

If you would like your law firm or legal organization to join with us in making a firm commitment to diversity, write to Communications Director Jonathan Hutson to find out how to do so. In the Fall of 2004 we will post a state-by-state, alphabetical list of law firms and legal organizations that have made a firm commitment to diversity and that display this logo button on their site with a link back to this page.

To find more than 50 national, statewide, or local minority bar associations and women's bar associations, visit TLPJ's Database for Public Interest Advocates.

Here are some links to nonprofit groups and resources that might help your firm or legal organization set goals and implement strategies to realize your commitment to diversity: 

ABA Commission on Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Profession
ABA Commission on Women in the Profession
ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law
ABA TIPS Diversity Model Law Firm Program

ATLA Minority Caucus

ATLA Women's Caucus
Chicago Bar Association: Report on the Need for Diversity in the Legal Profession
CLEO: Council on Legal Education Opportunity
Lawyers for One America: Recommendations to the Legal Profession
Minority Law Journal
NALP Employment Diversity Committee: Career Fairs, Events, and Diversity Initiatives
National Employment Lawyers Association's Top 51 Tips for Increasing Diversity (PDF)

To make a firm commitment to diversity and request that your firm or organization be added to this list, click here. If you have any questions or to suggest additional links, please contact Communications Director Jonathan Hutson. Inclusion on this list is not intended to imply that TLPJ endorses any listed firm or organization.