PBA Diversity Team

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.

Award for Outstanding Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion Presented to the PBA Minority Bar Committee, May 2015
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Minority Bar Committee received the inaugural Award for Outstanding Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion from the PBA Diversity Team during the PBA Annual Meeting held May 6-8 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. Read the news release. This new award recognizes PBA entities for outstanding efforts, contributions or service in furtherance of the PBA Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. Read about the award and eligible PBA entities in the 2015 request for nominations.

Hargrove Named PBA Diversity Officer, January 2014
Harrisburg lawyer Trent Hargrove has been retained as PBA diversity officer. The former chief diversity officer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania joined the staff on Jan. 2. He will work with the PBA Diversity Team, senior staff and others to promote and enhance diversity participation within the PBA and in the practice of law across Pennsylvania. Read the news release.

PBA Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (11/13)

Recommendation for Proposed Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (11/13)

Resolution Regarding Collection of Gender, Race and Ethnicity Data for Pennsylvania Licensed Attorneys (11/13)

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.