Building Diversity and Inclusion

Today, more than ever, diversity and inclusion are integral to our legal profession and to the practice of law. Promoting diversity is not just a “feel-good” movement; there are compelling and important reasons why a diverse profession supports the effective administration of justice.

The importance of diversity to our profession is reflected by the fact that the Illinois Supreme Court specifically delineated diversity in Rule 794, the Rule that sets for the professional responsibility requirement of the minimum continuing legal education rules. In addition to traditional CLE courses, mentoring is an activity that may allow lawyers to more personally promote professionalism, including diversity and inclusion, among their colleagues, while earning CLE credit. More …

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