Diversity Working Group

Diversity Working Groups

This year we salute four award winners recognizing the critical role individuals have played in initiating and sustaining in change their organizations and the New York legal community.

The New York City Bar’s Enhance Diversity in the Profession Committee presented the Fifth Annual Diversity Champion Awards on May 26, 2010. The award recognizes the critical role individual attorneys have played in initiating and sustaining change within their organizations and the overall New York legal community.

April 2008
Diversity Champion Award Best Practices

Part 1
Part 2

January 2007
Getting Serious about Race – Lateral Hiring

Preliminary Proposals on Lateral Hiring

January 16, 2007
Finding a Voice for Women of Color at Law Firms: Unique Challenges and Collaborative Solutions Panels (hosted by the Minorities in the Profession Committee)

Top Priorities for Law Firms and Women of Color

December 2006
Highlights of 2006 Diversity Benchmarking Report

PowerPoint Presentation

May 2006: 3rd Annual Diversity Conference: Diversity and the Legal Marketplace

Conference Program

November 2005: Religious Diversity in the Workplace

44th Street Notes Article
Facts and Statistics – Religion in the Workplace
Key Religious Holidays

October 2005: Attorneys with Disabilities: A Forgotten Diversity Issue

44th Street Notes Article
PowerPoint Presentation
Resources for Hiring and Training Attorneys with Disabilities



September 2005: Advancing and Retaining Racial and Ethnic Minorities

44th Street Notes Article
Diversity Benchmarking Study: Racial/Ethnic Minority Specific Findings

June 2005: 2nd Annual Diversity Conference: Making Heads Count: Accountability for Legal Employers

44th Street Notes Article: Micro-inequities
44th Street Notes Article: Leadership and Accountability
Additional Resources

April 2005: Visibility Matters: Addressing Sexual Orientation in the Legal Workplace

44th Street Notes Article
LGBT Diversity “Best Practices”
Outline of LGBT Law Firm Awareness Issues
LGBT Affinity Groups at NYC Law Firms
Additional Resources


March 2005: Getting Help: Selecting and Working with Diversity Consultants

44th Street Notes
PowerPoint Presentation
Diversity Consultant Directory


February 2005: Attracting the Best Talent: Diversity Recruiting Strategies

44th Street Notes Article
PowerPoint Presentation
Additional Resources


January 2005: Assessment and Benchmarking: Tailoring Your Diversity Effort

44th Street Notes Article
Case Study
Case Study Reference
Additional Resources

December 2004: Workplace Flexibility

44th Street Notes Article

November 2004: Creating Formal Networks

44th Street Notes Article
Additional Resources

October 2004: Key Structural Elements of a Diversity Initiative

44th Street Notes Article
PowerPoint Presentation
Additional Resources