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Welcome to MSBA's Diversity & Inclusion 

MSBA's diversity department mission is to promote and advocate for the diversification and inclusion of historically underrepresented attorneys through out the organization and within all areas of the legal profession.

MSBA's diversity and inclusion efforts are led by its Director, Danielle Shelton Walczak. To learn more about her, click here.
 

Featured Posts

  • The Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council has its brainstorming session

    The MSBA's new Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council had its first brainstorming session at Stinson Leonard Street this past Tuesday, September 1. The meeting lasted approximately four hours. The Council has been tasked with creating a plan that will outline their work for the next 2-5 years. The planning session was led by Court of Appeals Judge, Peter Reyes. Judge Reyes has extensive planning experience through his leadership in the national and state Hispanic Bar Associations as wellJudge Peter Reyes as his prior work at Cargill. Members of the D&I Council walked away with sense of explored creativity, accomplishment, and excitement surrounding their next steps and the future of the group. 
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  • MSBA hosts its First Annual State of Diversity

    On July 16, 2015 MSBA hosted its first annual State of Diversity event. It took place at the American Swedish Institute, where members and non-members alike, interested stakeholders, staff and friends gathered to learn how the first year of implementation went in regards to the association's diversity related initiatives. Of the 30 initiatives outlined in MSBA's 2014-17 strategic plan, 15 were implemented the first year to varying results which were discussed briefly at the event. More detailed analysis will follow in the MSBA's year end report, which will be posted here on the site. 
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