Our Value Statement on Diversity
The State Bar of Arizona is committed to sharing values of diversity and
inclusion. The Bar’s core value for diversity states: This value represents our commitment to ensuring that the legal profession and the justice system reflect the community it serves in all of its social, economic, and geographical diversity. It is seeking out representatives of underrepresented groups to add their strength to the legal profession and to the advancement of justice in all areas of society.
The State Bar collaborates with specialty and partner legal organizations
to enhance diversity within, and improvement of, the legal profession and the
provision of legal services. The State Bar's diversity efforts include the administration
of the Bar Leadership Institute and supporting the important work of these Bar committees:
Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania are co-writing a series of columns in the New York Times about women in the workplace. Here are the first two columns:
Why Women Stay Quiet at Work
When Talking About Bias Backfires
Why More Diversity on Wall Street Might Fight Bubbles
Going All In On Diversity and Inclusion
A Targeted Approach to Adding Women Lawyers
Implicit Bias Association Test (IAT) from Harvard
Here is a tool that allows each of us to discover hidden cognitive biases. Most people are aware of their own overt biases, but it is very difficult for us to become aware of our covert biases. This test takes about 10 minutes to complete and is excellent for showing your unconscious preferences. Click here to take the test.