"Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance."
Vernā Myers

ALAMN supports and promotes diversity and inclusion in the legal community by fostering an environment of awareness, equality and respect.  We capitalize on the strengths of all individuals, allowing our organizations to grow and be more successful.  We strive to recruit and retain diverse persons, believing the collective wisdom gained from all talented people creates the optimum workplace

The evidence is continually growing supporting a business case for diversity. Recruiting, retaining, and promoting diverse employees are critical to a corporation's success in this evolving marketplace. These efforts must be carefully planned, nurtured, and measured to ensure success.

One of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s goals is to provide our members with resources and educational opportunities to enhance diversity within our firms and organizations.  Below is not intended to be a complete list of resources, but includes many of our favorites.  If you have suggestions to add to the list, ideas on how we can serve you better, or if you would like to join the committee, please contact Curt Okerson at cokerson@fredlaw.com.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs Diversity Calendar

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Articles

Diversity and Inclusion Book Review

Diversity – Nine Little Letters, a World of Meaning 

What You Can't See Is My Diversity

Education and Awareness

Association of Legal Administrators 

Center for Legal Inclusiveness

Diversity Minnesota

Hennepin County Bar Association

Hispanic Bar Association 

Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity

Minnesota Women’s Lawyers 

Minnesota American Indian Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Minority Corporate Counsel Association

Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers 

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Minnesota 

NALP Association for Legal Career Professionals

National Native American Law Student Association 

Nextions

Society of Human Resource Management

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice

Compliance

US Department of Labor

City of Minneapolis

Consultants and Speakers

Michael S. Cohen, Esq.

Debra Hix-Sykes

Hannibal B. Johnson

Sharon Jones

Verna Meyers

Arin Reeves

Leah Smiley

R. Roosevelt Thomas

Mauricio Velasquez 

William W. Wells

Recruitment/Pipeline

Minnesota Diversity  

Diversity Minnesota 

Diversity Jobs  

Minority Corporate Counsel Association Job Bank

Employ DIVERSITY 

Minority Jobs

Minnesota Lavender Bar Association 

Lifeworks 

Cristo Rey 

Step Up! 

Minnesota Urban Debate League

Partnership Resources, Inc.