The PBA Diversity Team establishes resources and forums for enhanced communication among PBA groups with diversity initiatives. The Diversity Team is committed to work collaboratively with PBA leadership, staff and all other PBA-related groups and entities, including the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, the Pennsylvania Bar Insurance Fund and Trust Fund, PABAR-PAC and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, to promote and enhance diversity. Each member of the Diversity Team (Diversity Ambassadors) works collaboratively with PBA groups to promote and enhance their existing diversity initiatives and/or assist with creating new opportunities. The PBA Diversity Team has been established by recommendation of the PBA Diversity Task Force, as unanimously approved by the PBA Board of Governors on Nov. 17, 2010.
The Diversity Team is assisted in its work by PBA Diversity Officer Janis M. Leftridge, who works with the Diversity Team, the PBA Board of Governors and senior staff to develop and execute the PBA's diversity programs and works with the state's legal community to provide resources and tools in support of diversity goals, objectives and initiatives.
Click here for the PBA Diversity Policy, as approved by the PBA Board of Governors and House of Delegates in 2006.
Click on the following links for more information on the PBA Diversity Team:
Description of Duties
Diversity Team Roster
Diversity Team Operating Procedures
Diversity Team Meeting Minutes (PBA members only)
Click here for archived material, including milestones in the development of the Diversity Team.