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Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession

This committee shall facilitate, analyze and present for consideration initiatives and programs which increases participation, retention and representation of diverse attorneys in the legal profession in Georgia that accurately reflects the makeup of our state. In this effort, the committee will work towards inclusion of lawyers who have been historically underrepresented. It shall advise the Executive Committee and Board of Governors with regard to those interests.

Click here to view the list of Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession members.

Commitment to Equality Awards

The State Bar of Georgia’s Committee to Promote Inclusion in the Profession invites nominations for the 20th Anniversary of the Commitment to Equality Awards. The Commitment to Equality Awards, which include The One to Watch Award (for young lawyers) and the Randolph Thrower Lifetime Achievement Award, recognize the efforts of lawyers and legal employers devoted to providing opportunities that foster a more diverse legal profession and clientele for members of underrepresented groups in Georgia. The deadline for submitting a nomination is Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. ET. If you have any questions, please contact Megan Jones at 404-526-8635 or meganj@gabar.org.

The awards ceremony will be held Friday, April 26, 2024, at 6 p.m. Tickets and sponsorships opportunities are now available. Click here to purchase online.

Call for Nominations
Commitment to Equality Nomination Form
One to Watch Nomination Form
Past Honorees
Sponsorship Form

These awards are presented annually to lawyers that have, throughout their careers, demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving the profession and supporting diversity in the legal profession and have made great efforts to serve clients from underrepresented groups consistent with the core of our mission.

Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women Practicing Law in Georgia

The Women in the Profession Committee of the State Bar's Young Lawyers Division held a commemorative program at the Bar Center featuring an informative film, dramatic reading, panel discussion and an exhibit documenting the achievements of women lawyers over the last 100 years.

See the following for more information on the anniversary and events surrounding this important milestone:

  • An issue of the Georgia Bar Journal was dedicated to the 100th anniversary and contains multiple articles regarding women in the profession.
  • A "Women in the Law in Georgia" film was produced to be shown at the main event at the Bar Center. You can view that HERE.
  • See the Exhibit Guide for the program, which contains explanations and information regarding the extensive exhibit that was carefully created.
  • See photos from the event HERE.