[blindLaw] ABA Presidential Appointments

Scott C. LaBarre slabarre at labarrelaw.com
Thu Feb 4 16:50:29 UTC 2021

Greetings Blind Law:


I am sharing the below from the ABA and urge blind lawyers to apply for an
appointment.  Generally speaking, you need to be a member to be eligible for
appointment, and ABA membership is very affordable if you are a solo, young
lawyer, government lawyer, or work for a public interest group.  If you are
interested in one of the appointments and apply, please let me know and
perhaps we can put in a good word for you.  It would be great to have more
blind lawyers in these positions.  





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From: Pedro Windsor <Pedro.Windsor at americanbar.org
<mailto:Pedro.Windsor at americanbar.org> > 
Sent: Thursday, February 4, 2021 8:08 AM
Subject: Join Us in Encouraging Diverse ABA Presidential
Nominees/Appointments (2021-2022)
Importance: High




The ABA Diversity and Inclusion Center asks if you can help us identify and
encourage ABA members from diverse backgrounds (most notably within your
respective leadership and membership) to self-nominate for an ABA 2021-22
Presidential Appointment.  President-Elect Reggie Turner will be making
approximately 600 appointments to ABA Standing Committees, Special
Committees, Commissions, and other Association entities and initiatives.
The deadline for nominations is February 19, 2021.  Click on the following
link to learn more or submit a nomination: 2021-22 ABA Presidential
dential-committee-appointments/> . 


In addition, after submitting their nominations-please encourage nominees
from your bar associations to voluntarily complete the following Goal III
Presidential Appointments Form
<https://americanbar.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6PEXraXS0jZHwhv> .  The form
is used by the Diversity and Inclusion Center to collect their names,
demographic and other relevant information to be included on a confidential
nominee list that we support and send directly to the Appointments
Committee.  Each year the Appointments Committee asks us for this list,
which helps to strengthen the nomination of those listed.    


On a related note, our colleagues in the ABA Standing Committee on Gun
Violence are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and asked that I
share with you that they have four vacancies on their committee and would
appreciate your help in encouraging interested ABA members to submit a
nomination.  The Committee is active in policy, programming, advocacy, and
public education, often with partners in other disciplines.  While their
work has always been broadly inclusive, the Committee has dedicated itself
to addressing issues of race more explicitly and urgently in the aftermath
of our national reckoning on racial justice.  As it relates to this specific
committee, please feel free to direct any questions to the Committee's
chair, Joshu Harris, at joshuharris at gmail.com <mailto:joshuharris at gmail.com>


Thank you in advance for your partnership on this important effort.  Best,



Pedro Juan Windsor Jr., Esq.

Managing Director


ABA Center for Diversity and Inclusion in the Profession

American Bar Association | 321 North Clark Street | Chicago, IL  60654

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