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Diversity & Inclusion 

The MSBA recognizes diversity as a core value and defines it as “recognizing the power of diversity of persons, viewpoints, beliefs, and human understanding.”

MSBA’s two principal goals in the area of diversity and inclusion are:
1.  Making the MSBA a model for diversity within all areas of the organization and
2.  Supporting the work of Minnesota’s affinity bar associations.

MSBA’s current diversity and inclusion initiatives are listed in the MSBA 2016-2017 Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan.


Featured D&I News

NEW Race and Justice Online Community for Minnesota's Legal Community
Join Race & Justice Community

The Race and Justice Community is an online platform for Minnesota’s legal community (lawyers, paralegals, support staff, legal administrators, etc.) to engage with issues related to race and justice and the role of lawyers in affecting change. It is co-sponsored by the Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, and Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association.

The goals of this initiative are to provide a space for the legal community to: Engage in discussion about race and justice; Share events; Share and comment on ideas, information and resources (e.g. links to articles, blogs, videos, pro bono opportunities); and Blog and comment about race and justice in our community.


We are excited to share the new MSBA Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit!

We hope this Toolkit will be a useful resource for MSBA sections and committees as they integrate diversity and inclusion strategies into all MSBA initiatives. Diversity and inclusion are inextricably linked to the MSBA's continued efforts to offer innovative solutions and cutting edge programming for all lawyers in Minnesota. The MSBA sees diversity and inclusion as opportunities to improve the resources we provide to our members and to find the answers and solutions that our members need as they practice law in the 21st century.

MSBA D&I Resources