Welcome to the Diversity Conference

The Diversity Conference was established in 2010 to bring together VSB members interested in increasing diversity in the legal profession and in ensuring that Virginia meets the legal needs of an increasingly diverse population. The Diversity Conference’s mission is to foster and encourage diversity in admission to the bar and advancement in the profession and the judiciary, to serve as a catalyst for creating professional leadership and bar service opportunities in the legal profession in Virginia, and to work to ensure that the legal system is responsive to the changing legal needs of the people of Virginia.

Our Goals

  • Increase diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
  • Maintain the quality of legal services in Virginia.
  • Increase diversity and inclusion at all levels of the judiciary.
  • Increase advancement of diverse individuals in the profession.
  • Increase involvement of diverse lawyers in VSB governance.
  • Provide a forum to assist the profession and judiciary in addressing the legal needs of a diverse population.

Join the Section

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Upcoming Events

Jun 14   |2023 VSB Annual MeetingVirginia Beach, VA061423AM

What's New?

Justice Cleo E. Powell Receives 2023 Clarence M. Dunnaville Jr. Award

Posted on 5/17/2023
The Honorable Cleo Elaine Powell, justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, has been awarded the Clarence M. Dunnaville Jr. Achievement Award, sponsored by the Diversity Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Welcome to the New VSB Website and Member Portal

Posted on 4/3/2023
The Virginia State Bar has just launched a new website and member portal to improve services and access to information for Virginia lawyers and the public. Sign in instructions for the new site included.

Answering the Call to Serve: The Need for Cultural Competency in The Legal Profession

Posted on 12/16/2022
Answering the Call to Serve: The Need for Cultural Competency in The Legal Profession

The PhD Project: Building A Stronger, More Diverse Workforce. Together.

Posted on 12/16/2022
The PhD Project addresses a hidden barrier to workforce diversity: the lack of diversity among college professors.

Editor's Corner

Posted on 12/16/2022
December 2022 edition of the Editor's Corner from August Bequai.