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    The Jury Expert—The American Society or Trial Consultants offers articles on bias as well as gender.

    DiversityInc—Diversity and inclusion legal issues., with its people-centered design and a structural overhaul, exists as a business center for diversity management, building inclusive organizational cultures, creating high-performing diverse teams, and developing individual competencies for a diverse world—we call it "cultural intelligence." Offers various tools, resources, and publications.

    What is Unconscious Bias?—The Writers Guild Association and Screen Actors Guild in partnership with Americans for American Values, the Kirwan Institute, and the Equal Justice Society presents a thought-provoking discussion on unconscious bias offering insights challenging and inspiring new ideas that reflect the true diversity of our rapidly changing society.

    Teaching Tolerance—Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations, and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children. Provides free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and Canada.

    Women Associate Numbers Drop for Third Straight Year—The National Law Journal, 2013.

    Inside Higher Ed is the online source for news, opinion, and jobs for all of higher education and offers current diversity articles.

    Greater Diversity News—National events, news, and resources.

    Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, articles on diversity and women in the law.

    Combating "Diversity Fatigue"—Informative article on diversity fatigue, a form of mental exhaustion brought on by constant attention to create or increase diversity in the workplace.

    Family Village—A community of disabilities related resources.

    Diversity Among Top Women General Counsel Hits All-Time High, from the National Jurist, 2010.

    Law School Diversity Honor Roll, from the National Jurist; ranks law schools with a grade indicating the percentage of students and faculty who are minorities.

    Nebraska Legal Diversity offers information on programs and networks that assist in preparing students for law school, highlights opportunities for minorities.

    Diversity Topics and Strategies from the Society for Human Resource Management, includes news, helpful articles, videos, and other resources.

    Workforce Diversity Network offers a large list of professional diversity resources.

    Commentary: Law Firms Must Act to Offset Diversity SetbacksThe Legal Intelligencer, 2010

    Dupont Legal's Diversity offers insight into their pipeline programs, minority job fairs and firm ownership, and women's legal networking.

Blogs & Podcasts


    The Level Playing Field Institute—Committed to eliminating the barriers faced by underrepresented people of color in science, technology, engineering, and math and fostering their untapped talent for the advancement of our nation.

    Center for Legal Inclusiveness (formerly Colorado Campaign for Inclusive Excellence)—Dedicated to increasing diversity in the legal profession and actively recruiting, educating, and supporting private and public sector legal organizations in their own individual campaigns to create cultures of inclusion.

    Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity has, since May 2009, organized a committee structure around four key strategic initiatives: Strategy & Innovation, Development, Partnerships & Teams, and Pipeline.

    Center for American Progress—An independent, nonpartisan, educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and actions.

    WorkLife Law seeks to jump-start the stalled gender revolution by focusing on a few initiatives that hold the promise of producing concrete social or institutional change. Offers reports, resources, and models.

    Anti Defamation League

    Federally Employed Women—As a private organization, FEW works as an advocacy group to improve the status of women employed by the Federal government. This includes contact with Congress to encourage progressive legislation. FEW national officers meet with management officials at all levels of agencies to demonstrate support of the FWP, encourage officials to support the program, and to obtain insight on the effectiveness of the FWP at agency and local levels.

    Women in Law Empowerment Forum

    National Organization on Disability—A a private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation of America's 56 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life by focusing on increasing employment opportunities for the 79% of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed.

    Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals

    Corporate Counsel Women of Color—Formed in 2004 to provide a support network to in-house women of color and to facilitate networking around the nation and abroad, promote career advancement and the success of in-house women of color, and promote all aspects of global diversity in the legal profession and workplace.

    ABA Diversity Pages

    Diversity Awareness Partnership

    Diversity in the Legal Workplace offers many resources on inclusiveness in the workplace.

    Chicago Bar Association Diversity Initiative

Experts & Consultants

    Kimberly Papillion on neuroscience and bias.

    S.L. Robins & Associates Diversity and Inclusion—Dr. Robbins does not think of himself as a diversity expert but as a student of human behavior and his years of study of human behavior have led him to the conclusion that "diversity work" is really the work of "understanding human behavior in a diversity context."

    Diversity Best Practices—Offers resources, news, and models, as well as consulting.

    DiversityInc's mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity.

    Diversity Central with its people-centered design and a structural overhaul, exists as a business center for diversity management, building inclusive organizational cultures, creating high-performing diverse teams, and developing individual competencies for a diverse world—we call it "cultural intelligence." Offers various resources and consulting.

    International Multicultural Institute—Founded in 1983, one of the first organizations to have recognized the nation's need for new services, knowledge, and skills in the growing field of multiculturalism and diversity.

    Diversity Advisory Consulting Services offers consulting, training, and diversity software.

    Workforce Diversity Network is one of the nation's leading networks of professionals and organizations. We are dedicated to being a catalyst to enhance professional development, understanding, promotion and management of diversity and inclusion as an essential part of business success. We provide our members with easy access to solutions-based organizational development, consulting, training, and networking with other high quality organizations.

    Visions Inc.—Consulting and training in diversity and inclusion. Founded in 1984, a non-profit training and consulting organization, specializing in diversity and inclusion.

    Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaborative network of researchers investigating implicit social cognition—thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control.

Bar Journal Articles

Diversity: A Little More Conversation, A Little More Action PDF
by Julie I. Fershtman

The Changing Face of the Legal Profession: Diversity Resources PDF
by Laura Mancini

Foreword PDF
by W. Anthony Jenkins

Progress Report on the SBM Pledge to Achieve Diversity and Inclusion PDF
by Hon. Victoria A. Roberts & John R. Nussbaumer

More Fair to Whom? Winners and Losers Post Proposal 2 PDF
by Teresa A. Bingman & Daniel M. Levy

The Invisible LGBT Family PDF
by Jay D. Kaplan

Pipeline Programs: Increasing Diversity and Creating Responsible Citizens and Leaders PDF
by E. Christopher Johnson Jr.

Toward Inclusion of Diverse Lawyers in Providing Corporate Legal Services PDF
by Marcia B. Goffney

Educating for Everyday Democracy PDF
by Hon. Mabel Johnson Mayfield & Hon. Alfred M. Butzbaugh



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