The State Bar of Nevada is committed to addressing the issue of diversity through open dialogues on diversity, equity and inclusion. Diversity is the range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs.
We will curate and share resources that will assist law firms in promoting the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the firm setting and assisting firms to meet their diversity and inclusion goals.
As employers know, hiring based primarily on grades or law school attended often does not meet the needs of an evolving profession and society. In addition to leaving out other key indicators for success, such as practical judgment and interpersonal relationship building, this process limits efforts to diversify the legal workforce in law firms and throughout the profession. The process also lacks a robust assessment that employers can use to discover candidates who fulfill an employer’s specific needs and who would be committed to the work, goals, and vision of the employer. Read more and link to the Foundations Hiring Guide.
Cultivating Diversity Opportunities
- Develop a mentoring relationship with a diverse attorney.
- Mentor a law student of a diverse background.
- Mentor a diverse high school or college student interested in becoming an attorney.
- Invite a diverse attorney to SBN programs and events and introduce them to your colleagues.
- Invite a diverse attorney to affinity bar programs and events and introduce them to your colleagues.
- Add diversity-related topics to your Section/Committee meeting agenda.
- Recommend a diverse attorney to speak on a SBN CLE panel.
- Learn about the impact of subtle, unconscious and implicit bias by visiting Project Implicit and take one of the surveys.
- Read an article or attend a CLE about how generational differences may impact communication styles, motivation for success, and work values.