We inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity.
We live in a pluralistic society governed by the Rule of Law. If the Rule of Law, personified by lawyers and judges, fails to reflect the diversity of our society and excludes people based on race, gender, sexual orientation or other category, our democratic process is undermined and our republic is weakened. The Illinois Supreme Court therefore charges the Commission to foster commitment to the elimination of bias and divisiveness within the legal and judicial systems. Civil behavior is that which recognizes and promotes diversity and inclusion. We are proud to partner with organizations and to support initiatives that share and further this mission.
Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession
ABA Presidential Diversity Initiative
ABA Commission on Women in the Profession
Asian American Bar Association
Black Women Lawyers’ Association
The Chicago Committee
Decalogue Society of Lawyers
Hispanic National Bar Association
Justinian Society of Lawyers
National Bar Association
National Black Law Students Association
National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations
The National LGBT Bar Association
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois