"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 Terri Stewart or Bernadette Theis.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Team

ALAMN and its DEI&A Team are dedicated to providing a valuable educational and development opportunity to dozens of Minnesota metro area students of diverse backgrounds who are planning on pursuing a career in which can be utilized in a law firm. The goal is to help the students learn about the different careers and help them analyze and investigate the best fit profession that suits their interests and career goals in the legal profession.

We continue our commitment to investing in the future of Minnesota’s legal administrative profession thru learning and scholarships. Every year, the ALAMN in conjunction with the DEI&A Team awards a $2,000 Diversity Scholarship to a hard-working, with strong academics, and well accomplished Minnesota high school student of a diverse background pursuing a career in the legal administration or a related field.

We hope to build on these initiatives and continue to expand our efforts into 2022 and the coming years to grow the association’s diverse members, invest in the future generation of legal administrative professionals, and strengthen our scholarship and diversity training programs to keep providing education opportunities that promote awareness of diversity and inclusion.



United States Department of Veterans Affairs Diversity Calendar




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 


Society of Human Resource Management

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice

HRC Corporate Equality Index

Minnesota Lavender Bar


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

Ellie Krug


Minnesota Diversity  

Diversity Minnesota 

Diversity Jobs  

Minority Corporate Counsel Association Job Bank


Minority Jobs

Minnesota Lavender Bar Association 


Cristo Rey 

Step Up! 

Minnesota Urban Debate League

Partnership Resources, Inc.