What is Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB)?


Diversity - although primarily discussed in terms of race and gender, diversity is much broader and encompasses the full range of human differences including, but not limited by, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical value systems, national origin, and political beliefs.

Equity - relates to the quality of fairness and impartiality that meets the needs of comunities where they are and allocating available resources and opportunities to create equal outcomes for all.

Inclusion - relates to the action of making environments and spaces in which all individuals are welcomed, supported, and valued.

Belonging - relates to the experience of feeling connected to and having positive relationship within a group or organization.


About this collection

This repository is a list of resources and guidance materials published by organizations and institutions dedicated to advancing DEIB imperatives. While some are individual documents, those included below are curated libraries and toolkits that are regularly updated. All credit goes to these institutions for their tireless work to make the civil justice system more fair, equitable, and accessible to all.


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Additional reports and publications are included in the list below. If you have any additional materials that should be included in this collection, please submit the resource to [email protected].



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Resource: Talking About Pronouns in the Workplace (HRC 2022)

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation published the following guidelines for Talking About Pronouncs in the Workplace.
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Resource: ABA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources (ABA 2022)

The American Bar Association curated a webpage of resources for bar associations to leverage for their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Included in these resources are:

Website: Autistic Hoya Advocacy Blog

Autistic Hoya is an advocay blog cureated by Lydia X. Z.
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Resource: Paths to Racial Justice (IAALS 2021)

The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at University of Denver launched an series of conversations about the pathways to realizing justice for all.
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Resolution: ABA Revised Standards for the Provision of Civil Legal Aid (ABA 2021)

On August 9, 2021, the Amerian Bar Association (ABA) adopted revised Standards for the Provision of Civil Legal Aid that provided comprehensive revisions that updated the previously revised 2006 standards.
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Resource: A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Racial Justice Toolkit for Civil Legal Aid Organizations (IDEAL 2021)

The Legal Aid of California's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accountability In Legal Aid (IDEAL) Board Committee developed this toolkit to provide organizers the tools necessary to make changes in their practices, polices, and frameworks to build m
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Report: Equity by Design (Open Technology Institute 2021)

This report is a product of the Equity by Design project, conducted by New America's Open Technology Institute. The report concerns the strategies being deployed to address by discriminatory harms caused by technological products and services.
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Article: Pro Bono Net's Digital Divide Blog Series (PBN 2020)

Pro Bono Net's Digital Divide Blog Series

Racial Justice Statements from the Courts (2020)

After the killing of George Floyd and the national outpouring calling for racial justice in America, many courts issued statements. SRLN is aware of the following.