From Intention to Action: Ten Rules for Allyship in the Legal Workplace

Everyone says they’re well-meaning. But well-meaning is only the start. Good intentions don’t change behaviors or systems like real actions do. This is the work of allyship in the legal profession.

While many of us might think we are good allies, so much of allyship can be performative. Our real test is whether those with whom we are allying believe the same. Do they see your good intentions translating into active support in your firms and the courtroom? Would they want you to become a better ally through your words and deeds?

This 60-minute course explores the topic of allyship; teaches lawyers how to recognize inequities and biases in their organizations; and shares language, actions, and tools lawyers can use to be better allies and create a more inclusive legal profession.

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As a result of taking this course, attorneys will be able to:

  • Define allyship
  • Understand their role as an ally
  • Describe ten rules for better allyship in the legal workplace

This course is approved for 1.0 hours of diversity & inclusion CLE credit in Illinois.

Before Launching the Course

  1. To receive CLE credit, complete the CLE Credit Form at the end of the course. You will automatically be prompted to complete the form upon finishing the course.
    You must list your correct ARDC number in the form. Please take a moment to locate it. You will not receive CLE credit if you do not complete the form or use an incorrect ARDC number.
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  3. If you received Illinois CLE credit for attending the 2024 Future Is Now: Legal Services conference, you are not eligible to receive additional credit for this course before April 19, 2025.

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