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.
As part of this commitment, the OSBA has assembled several resources to help you and your clients, including:
Political barriers still daunting for Ohio women
Some are calling 2018 the year of the woman in politics because there are so many women on ballots across the country, including a record number running for Congress. But how many barriers women will break in Ohio this year is not entirely clear.
Identifying and removing barriers: The OSBA commits to diversity and inclusion
Just last year,
The Washington Post reported that the law is the least diverse profession in the nation. Meanwhile, studies show that diversity in the workplace disrupts conformity, and prompts people to think more deeply about problems and to avoid miscalculations. That is why earlier this year, leaders from the legal community gathered to ask: “What are we going to do about it?”
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.
Advisory Council on Diversity Initiatives
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.