?The legal profession is the vanguard in our society defending justice and pursuing liberty for all citizens. Thus, it should lead the way toward full inclusion.? CLI’s Inclusiveness Manual:?Beyond Diversity: Inclusiveness in the Legal Workplace.
“Effective participation by members of all racial and ethnic groups in the civic life of our Nation is essential if the dream of one Nation, indivisible, is to be realized.? Justice O’Connor,?Grutter v. Bollinger.?
Research shows that, in terms of racial, ethnic and gender diversity, the legal profession lags behind several other professions in the United States.? Many in our legal profession are not aware of these facts.