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:
Diversity in the Legal Profession: Perspectives from Managing Partners and General Counsel
The Pursuit of Inclusion: An In-Depth Exploration of the Experiences and Perspectives of Native American Attorneys in the Legal Profession
Persons with Disabilities in the Legal Profession: Understanding the Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities for Improving Diversity
What Really Makes a Difference? Vision and Action for Diversity in the Legal Profession
Why Women Stay Quiet at Work
When Talking About Bias Backfires
Madam C.E.O., Get Me a Coffee
How Men Can Succeed in the Workplace
Can a New Breed of Firms Solve the Attrition Problem for Women in the Legal Industry?
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.