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:


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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