CLI Programs and Initiatives
CLI is the foremost resource for legal organizations seeking more education and cutting-edge tools on inclusiveness - the next frontier for diversity. CLI has developed a comprehensive inclusiveness program and innovative initiatives to help law firms and law departments take their diversity efforts to the next level. The primary initiatives are listed below:
Inclusiveness Program & Network –
- Inclusiveness Manual - CLI has created the only "how-to" guide on inclusiveness for the legal industry - Beyond Diversity: Inclusiveness In The Legal Workplace. The step-by-step guide is the foundation of CLI's inclusiveness program and the answer for legal organizations that seek to stop the revolving door of diverse and female attorneys. The Inclusiveness Manual is available by subscription at www.legalinclusiveness.org.
- Inclusiveness Network – This powerful and effective model currently includes 26 legal organizations working collaboratively to formally implement CLI's inclusiveness program.
Inclusiveness Education –
- Legal Inclusiveness & Diversity Summit - CLI sponsors an annual conference featuring national experts and cutting-edge diversity and inclusiveness topics that attracts legal professionals from across the country.
- Inclusiveness Institute - CLI provides a variety of highly rated training opportunities about the fundamentals of inclusiveness and advanced topics.
Retention Initiative –
- Retention Working Group - CLI's primary focus is helping legal organizations increase the retention and advancement of diverse attorneys. To further this goal, CLI's Retention Working Group develops innovative inclusiveness initiatives for legal organizations and individual attorney professional development.
- GC/MP Retention Roundtable - The Roundtable is a significant and powerful initiative that supplements the work of the Retention Working Group. The group is comprised of legal leaders who collaborate on ways to address diverse and female attorney retention and advancement in their respective organizations and in the broader legal community.