Should I Join the Bar Association of a Minority Group I Don’t Belong To?

Last night, presidents and delegates from Illinois bar associations gathered in Chicago to recognize their shared commitment to embracing diversity and encouraging unity and cooperation across their membership.

During the Oath of Diversity and Swearing-In of Bar Presidents, which is conducted annually at the Unity Awards Gala, these legal leaders pledged to “uphold the ideals of my bar association as dictated by our bylaws, celebrating our commitment to promoting diversity, while furthering unity among my members and other bar associations, encouraging a spirit of friendship and cooperation.”