The function of the TIPS Standing Committee on Diversity in the Profession is to promote involvement of attorneys of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, women attorneys, attorneys with disabilities and attorneys who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender into the membership and leadership of the Section and to promote greater awareness and appreciation of the Section's diversity goals. The Committee will accomplish this goal through publications, CLE programs, networking receptions, assistance to the Section's General Committees and outreach programs on the local and national levels.
Message From The Chair
Hello TIPS Friends,
Throughout my leadership opportunities and positions, I’ve always championed for issues of diversity and inclusion. I’ve learned, as an advocate for these issues, you must speak with a clear voice, and challenge the ABA to always do better – because we can always do better. This is something I expect to continue as Chair for TIPS Committee on Diversity & Inclusion.
I am honored and privileged to serve in this capacity. This committee is very special to me as I’m always learning and growing. Being a proud and active member has enabled me to become very familiar with the challenges, as well as the opportunities, within our organization. As events unfold almost daily, and the challenges become greater, it is apparent our work is as vital as ever. Events across our country make it evident there is a need for lawyers in the profession to continue to both learn and teach about the importance of creating an inclusive culture - both for the communities we serve and toward each other while championing the importance of the rule of law.
Since being on this committee for several years, we have accomplished many great things together – and we have yet another busy year ahead. It’s clear our committee’s webinars, outreach efforts and section diversity plan have affected all of us in our work. I look forward to building upon Akira’s leadership, and to work with all of you during the year ahead as we continue to make a difference in the lives of those surrounding us.
See you at our next meeting!
Beverly H. Rampaul
A Day In The Life Of An Attorney
Middle School Outreach Initiative
The TIPS Committees on Diversity and Inclusion, Law in Public Service and Staff Counsel co-sponsor the middle school outreach initiative, A Day in the Life of an Attorney, targeting underrepresented communities during the TIPS Fall Leadership and Section Conference meetings. The program aims at introducing kids to careers in the legal profession early in their education.
When is the next school visit?
TBA at the Section Conference.