ABA Isn't Giving Up On Diversity Efforts By Ending CLE Rule

By Tiffani Lee (May 26, 2022, 6:59 PM EDT) — On April 5, the American Bar Association Board of Governors adopted a new ABA diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, policy that eliminated its diversity requirements for continuing legal education.

However, in practice, it is likely the ABA will continue to ensure that its continuing legal education programming and panels reflect its commitment to diversity.

The new CLE policy provides in pertinent part:

The ABA supports proactive measures to ensure that individuals from all backgrounds are afforded fair opportunities to participate in CLE programs. All CLE programs sponsored or co-sponsored by the ABA will meet the objectives of Goal III to eliminate…

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