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Next Meeting: March 19, 2014 at 12:00 noon


Prior MSBA Diversity Initiatives

Task Force on Diversity in the Legal Profession | Diversity Implementation Task Force | Rights of Unmarried Couples Task Force | Diversity Planning Task Force

Task Force on Diversity in the Legal Profession (2005-2006)

Purpose: To examine the HCBA Glass Ceiling Task Force and Self-Audit for Gender Equity (SAGE) reports and provide updates on both qualitative and quantitative data on diversity in the profession.

Reports and Recommendations



Diversity Implementation Task Force

Purpose: To develop specific recommendations for action based on the report of the Task Force on Diversity in the Profession.  The Implementation Task Force’s recommendations should provide law firms, law schools, corporations, legal aid organizations, public law offices, and courts with practical strategies and tactics they can use to increase the effectiveness of their diversity efforts.

Reports & Articles

Click here to read the Diversity Best Practices Guide developed by the Task Force


Rights of Unmarried Task Force

Purpose: To review the differences in the legal rights and protections available to unmarried couples as compared to married couples under Minnesota law, and make recommendations as to desirable changes to the law, if any, to address the disparities.


Diversity Planning Task Force

Purpose: The Diversity Planning Task Force will assess the MSBA's numerous diversity-related projects, as well as the internal infrastructure that delivers them, and advise the Assembly whether changes to the projects or structure should be made in order to ensure that the MSBA remains an effective leader for diversity within the Minnesota legal community.