Diversity and Inclusion

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​​​​​​​​Diversity and inclusion​​

The Ohio State Bar Association is fully committed to the enhancement of diversity in the Association, the profession and in the justice system, and affirms its commitment toward a diverse and inclusive environment with equal access and equal opportunity.


OSBA Policy on Diversity and Inclusion in the Profession and the Justice System.

Ohio Resources​

​As part of this commitment, the OSBA has assembled several resources to help you and your clients, including:

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Reference Guide on Race and Its Impact on the Practice of Law

Information and resources that explore how racism can influence decision-making in the legal profession, the judicial system and  executive actions.

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​​​Ohio Task Force on Community-Police Relations Final Report

The Ohio Task Force on Community-Police Relations was formed by Governor John Kasich on Dec. 12, 2014, to address the fractured relationships that exist between some communities and the police dedicated to serving them.​​

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Your Rights If Questioned, Stopped or Arrested by the Police

The public's rights and responsibilities in dealing with law enforcement.


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Police Use of Deadly Force: What You Need to Know

Answers to common questions about police procedure and conduct.​

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Diversity and Inclusion Strategies That Work

A process for integrating, engaging, and leveraging diverse talent to optimize business goals from Kathleen Nalty Consulting, LLC.​​​

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Racial Fairness Implementation Task Force Action Plan

2002 implementation of the 1999 recommendations of the Ohio Commission on Racial Fairness.

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Grand Jury Task Force Releases Final Report

The Task Force to Examine Improvements to the Ohio Grand Jury System issued its final report and recommendations ​​to the Ohio Supreme Court. Convened by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, the task force’s recommendations are intended to improve the public’s trust and confidence in the grand jury system.


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Advisory Council on Diversity I​nitiatives

 

The primary charge for the Advisory Council on Diversity Initiatives (ACDI) is to enhance diversity in the legal profession which is a significant goal of the Association.


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