Survey To Inventory Legal Profession's Success In Achieving Diversity And Inclusion Goals

Sep 19, 2012, 10:32 ET from Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession

CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession has initiated a new project to measure success in meeting the legal profession's challenge of becoming more diverse and inclusive. Citing an absence of measurement, the IILP believes it will be helpful to have a clear picture of what the profession's perceived goals and inclusion objectives are. The new research study, "The Measure of Success," will reach a large population of lawyers, judges, law students, legal administrators, diversity professionals, bar association staff, law school faculty and administrator, among others. The IILP welcomes and values input from any and all members of the profession so that it can get a good snapshot of both short- and long-term goals, expectations and successes in diversity efforts.

Through widespread dissemination of the survey, and full participation by all constituencies, the IILP will have tangible results that can provide new insights into the state of diversity in the profession and a basis for understanding the profession's ultimate goals, both short and long term; understand the perspectives of various stakeholders; distinguish the value proposition of diversity to different groups; and identify strategies that can be implemented to reach these goals.

"Since its founding in 2009, the IILP has taken the lead to make diversity a priority and to seek real solutions to insure that inclusion becomes a reality in the profession. By developing new data points and taking the pulse of the profession, we can gauge where we are, where we are going, and how to best achieve our goals.  We need to identify tangible goals, and develop new approaches to finding consensus on what success is," said Sandra Yamate, CEO of the IILP.

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Editor's Note:  - More information about the project and the survey, which is open to all members of the profession, can be found at

Contact: Sandra Yamate
Phone: 312/628-5885

SOURCE Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession