Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Fostering diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the ILTA community.

Celebrating our differences to improve our community.

ILTA has defined diversity as celebrating the differences that exist among people and the unique combination of differences that makes us who we are and affects how we experience life. In adopting this definition, ILTA understands that myriad opportunities to improve and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion exist throughout the ILTA community; trying to address all at once would be impossible.

Climate Survey

For over 40 years, ILTA has been working to foster a community and learning how to best continue the advancement of human-powered legal learning. In 2020, ILTA added a Core Value: “Foster diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the ILTA community.” Furthering this Core Value, ILTA established a DEI Task Force with staff support and participation, and from the Task Force, came the Climate Survey.

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DEI Focus Areas (alphabetical order)

Age

LGBTQ+ Status (including gender identity)

Persons with Disabilities

Race/Ethnicity

Sex

Approach

In setting these initial priorities, the DEI Committee seeks to make the broadest impact given its limited resources and makes no statement about the needs of one group as compared with others. The DEIC will re-evaluate priorities at a minimum annually and adjust areas of focus as ILTA changes and learns more from our efforts. ILTA needs to be flexible and respond to external and internal events that may warrant shifting priorities rapidly. ILTA will also engage in activities to gain a deeper understanding of the ILTA community’s feelings of inclusiveness and equitable treatment.

#DiversityEquityandInclusion

Check out this series of articles from the DE+I Task Force

DEITF Article Series
Part 1

DEITF Article Series
Part 2

DEITF Article Series
Part 3

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The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion community provides an open and welcoming place for sharing ideas, resources, and dialogue on topics of diversity and inclusion. The community is here to support the ILTA core value to "foster diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the ILTA community."

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The purpose of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) is to advance ILTA’s core value to "foster diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the ILTA community".

Co-Chairs

Priti Saraswat

Legal Tech Consulting Manager

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Candi Smith

 eDiscovery Analyst

The Walt Disney Company

Committee Members

Erika Emrick

Manager of IT Operations

ILTA

Canaan Himmelbaum

Global Director

Consilio

Rabiya Hirji

Client Advisory Director

Intapp

Ginevra Saylor

Director, Innovation and Knowledge Programs

Gowling WLG

Joy Heath Rush

CEO

ILTA

Jaclyn Walkins

KM Technology Project Manager

Sidley Austin LLP

Dr. Karina Willes

Senior Project Manager

Foley & Lardner LLP

Robin Price

Contract IT Trainer

Saavy Training & Consulting

Staff Liaison

Christine Becker

Membership Coordinator

ILTA