The Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit at the forefront of innovation that is dedicated to advancing diversity in the legal profession.
We actively educate and support private and public sector legal organizations in their own individual campaigns to create cultures of inclusion. CLI's innovative programs and initiatives are national models.
CLI provides valuable inclusiveness tools, programs and resources to help legal employers retain and advance diverse and female attorneys.
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The only "how-to" toolkit that provides a step-by-step guide to making your workplace a place where diverse and non-diverse attorneys alike will stay and be successful.
The National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Conference and Job Fair is taking place on Tuesday, July 12th at the Hilton Ballpark, St. Louis Missouri.
Join judges, lawyers, bar officials, court administrators, law professors and other law professionals on May 5-7 in a discussion about the importance of legal mentoring.
CLI voices its support for the American Bar Association's (ABA) proposal to expand the ABA Model Rule 8.4. See signatories here.
Are diverse attorneys truly discriminated against in the legal profession? Have you ever witnessed an act of discrimination? Perhaps it’s an excuse.
Do you wonder why your employer dedicates so many resources to diversity efforts? If so, you probably don’t want to think about adding inclusiveness initiatives to those efforts.
Despite these efforts to recruit and hire diverse attorneys, however, attrition rates remain high. There has been little change in the numbers of diverse attorneys occupying leadership roles over the past few years.
CLI is a tremendous resource for law firms and other legal employers, especially when it comes to recruiting and retention of diverse attorneys. CLI’s D&I Manual is just one of the tools or resources the Center provides to help firm attorneys and in-house counsel with these increasingly important issues. I have it on my desktop and tap into it regularly.