The Diversity Committee consists of lawyers and judges interested in addressing and discussing the promotion of diversity and inclusion within the bar, on the bench, and in the communities within which we live and work. The Committee seeks and supports the Bar Association's and its members' efforts to realize the benefits of diversity and inclusion through education, training and open dialogue. It seeks to raise and promote awareness of diversity in the legal profession and to increase the participation of diverse lawyers in the Bar Association, Bar activities and the Bar Foundation.
Diversity means inclusion of individuals of different race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, cultural and ethnic background, ability and nationality.
Part of the commitment to diversity includes fostering an environment in which all diverse life styles and beliefs thrive. We also fully support those who wish to uphold their right to privacy and will make every effort to respect confidentiality.
Marzenia Van de Burgt