Diversity is winner as the ABA begins selecting next class of leaders

February 8, 2015 By James Podgers
ABA Journal

The results of the ABA’s commitment to bringing greater diversity to its leadership ranks were on dramatic display at Sunday’s meeting of the Nominating Committee in Houston.

At one point during the meeting, six current or soon-to-be officers of the association were sitting together at a podium facing an audience of their fellow members during the “coffee with the candidates” portion of the meeting. And only one of the people at the podium was a white man.

Given the changing collective face of the ABA’s leadership ranks, that fact was not a shock, but it was duly noted by some of the candidates and members of the audience.

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