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The How & Why of DE&I: Implementing an Inclusion Plan in Bar Associations

Format: Webinar

Dates: 06/01/2022

Time: 1 PM EST

Sponsor: ABA YLD Diversity and Inclusion and Team

List Price: Free

ABA Member Price: Free

Sponsor Member Price: Free

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Are you a bar leader looking to diversify your bar association leadership roster? Join the ABA Young Lawyers Division’s Diversity & Inclusion Team and distinguished bar leaders as they discuss effective ways to increase the participation and engagement of historically underrepresented attorneys in bar association service.

While studies demonstrate that diverse leadership offer an enriched experience for membership through offering a broad perspective and increased sense of belonging, many bar associations continue to struggle with retaining historically underrepresented attorneys as leaders.

During this session we’ll discuss how to develop and implement meaningful diversity, equity, and inclusion plans within your bar association, with an emphasis on inclusion. We’ll also discuss how to promote DE&I, engage in critical dialogue, and create inclusive leadership.

Attendees will leave empowered to eliminate bias, increase diversity and inclusion, and foster meaningful conversations within your bar associations.

The How & Why of DE&I Series

This program is the first of a four-part series, which focuses on the “how and why” of inclusion within the legal profession.


  • Larissa Mañón Mervin, Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc.


  • Shantia Coley, Associate General Counsel, Edward Jones
  • Jerome Crawford, Director of Legal Operations and Social Equity at Pleasantrees
  • Sarah Saint, Associate, Brooks Pierce
  • Daiquiri Steele, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama School of Law
  • Jess Waltman, Associate, Davis & Crump, P.C.