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Diversity and Inclusion


The Office for Diversity and Inclusion works with New York City legal employers to foster more diverse and inclusive work environments while supporting and regularly tracking the progress of more than 130 signatory law firms and law departments on key diversity representation metrics. The Office and the NYC Bar Committees within the Diversity and Inclusion group host a number of programs to support diverse attorneys and students. The Office also provides a comprehensive pipeline initiative which supports high school, college and law students to develop necessary professional skills and gain exposure to the legal profession through programs that provide participants with academic support and preparation for law school, career exploration opportunities and exposure to the profession, professional and substantive skill development, and networking/mentoring opportunities.

To get involved, contact Gabrielle Lyse Brown, Director of Diversity and Inclusion. 



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2015 Diversity and Inclusion Celebration & CLE



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2013 Diversity Benchmarking Report
The 2013 Diversity Benchmarking Report, released on Wednesday, June 18th, highlighted the successes and challenges of a decade of tracking data on diversity and inclusion efforts of signatory law firms.

Press Release:
2013 Benchmarking Report:

2014 Diversity and Inclusion Champion Celebration Dinner
On Wednesday, June 18th, the New York City Bar Association celebrated 30 years of diversity and inclusion efforts and honored its 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Champions. New York City Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter provided the keynote address, and the City Bar premiered a video that showcases the rich history of efforts. The Dinner was generously sponsored by Signatory law firms and companies to the Statement of Diversity Principles.

View the full album of the Cocktail Reception and Dinner at the following link:
To view the "Celebrating 30 Years of Diversity", please visit:

To view the Champion Award speeches, please visit:

For more information about the award and the winners, please visit:





Office for Diversity and Inclusion Newsletters

May 2015 Newsletter

April 2015 Newsletter

March 2015 Newsletter

February 2015 Newsletter

January 2015 Newsletter

December 2014 Newsletter

November 2014 Newsletter

October 2014 Newsletter

September 2014 Newsletter 

June 2014 Newsletter

May 2014 Newsletter

April 2014 Newsletter

March 2014 Newsletter




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