Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Resources

The IADC is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and strives to create an environment where varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences are shared and valued.

The resources below provide knowledge and insight for those who want to make diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging a priority personally and professionally. 

If you have a resource you would like to contribute, please email Ashley Hatfield.‚Äč

IADC Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Discussion Series - Recordings

The IADC's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee has been presenting an ongoing discussion series about how to be an active ally.

To view the recordings, click here. (please note this document is password protected; you must be logged into the IADC website to view)

Focusing on Mental Health and Wellness (5/11/2023)

Moderator: Carolyn Hussman
Speakers: Sara Barnhart, Joseph C. Chancey, Taylor S. Poncz

Inside Access to the Emmy-Nominated Movie CURED, LGBTQ History You Do Not Want To Miss (3/9/2023)

Moderator: Mary Catherine Way
Speakers: Rev. Magora Kennedy, Patrick Sammon, Bennett Singer

Becoming an Active Ally for Mental Wellness (1/26/2023)

Moderators: Melanie Margolin, Sherylle Francis
Speakers: Misty Gaither, James Edward Murray

Becoming an Active Ally with a Focus on Allyship to Jewish Colleagues (12/6/2022)

Moderators: Regina A. Petty, Sean C. Griffin
Speakers: Rebecca Weinstein Bacon, Joel D. Eagle, Stuart J. Goldberg

Becoming an Active Ally with a Focus on Allyship with Black Male Attorneys (9/22/2022)

Moderators: Mary Catherine Way, Carolyn Husmann
Speakers: Brandon E. Brown, Bryant Hall, Clarence Webster, III

Becoming an Active Ally with a Focus on Allyship with Colleagues with Disabilities (4/21/2022)

Moderators: Dave Landever, Emily Quan
Speaker: Lisa Sutton

Becoming an Active Ally with a Focus on Allyship with Our Muslim Colleagues (3/23/2022)

Moderators: Archie Reeves, Sylvie Gallage-Alwis
Speakers: Aisha Abdallah, Mohamed Bakry

Becoming an Active Ally with a Focus on Allyship with Transgender Colleagues (1/20/2022)

Moderators: Jim Rogers, Charlie Price
Speakers: Francesca Rodriguez, Ryan Rasdall

The DE&I Committee Welcomes Destiny Peery - Identifying and Addressing Microaggressions in the Legal Workplace (12/2/2021)

Speaker: Destiny Peery

An Empowerment Collaborative and Active Ally Special Presentation: Becoming an Active Ally with a Focus on Allyship with Women of Color (10/28/2021)

Moderators: Stacy Douglas, Melissa Lin
Speakers: Aisha Abdallah, Sneha Desai, Sherylle Francis

Continuing an IADC Conversation About Becoming an Active Ally with a Focus on Asian American Relationships (7/22/2021)

Speakers: Katie S. Phang, Chris S. Egner

Continuing an IADC Conversation About Becoming an Active Ally with a Focus on Interracial Relationships (5/6/2021)

Moderators: Christopher S. Berdy, Zandra Foley
Speakers: Gail Rodgers and Patrick Rodgers; Ashley Garry and Andrea Richter-Garry

Continuing an IADC Conversation About Becoming an Active Ally to Women (12/15/2020)

Moderators: Andrew S. Chamberlin, Aldos Vance
Speakers: Amy Sherry Fischer, Daniela Karollus-Bruner, Katie S. Phang

Continuing an IADC Conversation About Becoming an Active Ally With a Focus on Jewish Allyship (11/19/2020)

Moderators: Craig A. Thompson, Stacy L. Douglas
Speakers: Karen R. Glickstein, Daniel I. Reisler, Jill M. Steinberg

Continuing an IADC Conversation About Becoming an Active Ally to LGBTQ+ Population (10/27/2020)

Moderators: John T. Lay, Jr., Gail Rodgers
Speakers: Gary Howard, Melanie Margolin, and Mary Catherine Way

Continuing an IADC Conversation About Becoming an Active Ally to Black Women: How to Get Involved, Increase Your Diverse Attorneys, and Educate Others About Racial and Social Injustice (10/8/2020)

Moderators: Diane Fleming Averell, Peter J. Pliszka
Speakers: Kori S. Carew, Zandra E. Foley, Regina E. Petty

Continuing an IADC Conversation About Becoming an Active Ally with a Focus on Native American Allyship (9/18/2020)

Moderators: Jim Rogers, Dominic Campodonico
Speaker: Brandee Kowalzyk

Continuing an IADC Conversation About Becoming an Active Ally with a Focus on Latinx Allyship: How to Get Involved, Stay Involved, and Educate Others About Racial and Social Injustice (8/13/2020)

Moderators: Kristin Abel, Michele Smith
Speakers: Bill Garcia, Manuel Moctezuma, Gina Rodriguez

Continuing an IADC Conversation About Becoming an Active Ally: How to Get Involved, Stay Involved, and Educate Others About Racial Injustice (7/30/2020)

Moderators: Heidi Friedman, Alex Hagan, Alba Romano
Speakers: Bonnie Mayfield, Al Vance, Ricardo Woods

An IADC Conversation About Becoming More Than an Ally (7/16/2020)

Moderators: Andrew Chamberlin, Heidi Friedman
Speakers: Sheila Boston, Stacy Douglas, Craig Thompson

Racial Discrimination and Structural Racism in the Legal Profession: A Conversation with JT Wilson III (7/2/2020)

Speaker: JT Wilson

IADC Diversity and Inclusion Quote Book

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee produced a quote book in 2019 that included quotes that had been displayed on the IADC website. The quotes were shared monthly over a period of time with the goal to promote thinking and discussion about the benefits of diversity and inclusion.

We hope the quotes encourage you to continue to think about and discuss the benefits of diversity and inclusion, and how diversity and inclusion and the pursuit and enhancement of the Rule of Law connect us, both professionally and personally, through the IADC and beyond. We also hope that the quotes help move you to take meaningful and tangible actions as diversity and inclusion is a core tenet and central to our organization.

IADC Diversity and Inclusion Quote Book

IADC Programs and Publications

CLE Materials

Webinars

Newsletters
  • Thought Leadership: Championing Diversity and Inclusion; A Conversation with Connie Lewis Lensing, Senior VP of Litigation Department at Federal Express by Pamela W. Carter - 2017 (Article)
  • Making the Case: How Diversity and Inclusion Can Improve Your Firm’s Financial Outlook by Paul M. Fires and Kenneth E. Sharperson - 2017 (Article)

Recommended Reading and Educational Resources

The following are resources recommended by our program speakers and IADC members.

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