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Scorecards & checklists

  • ALA diversity & inclusion scorecard
    Association of Legal Administrators (US). Updated 2014

    Developed to assist law firms in assessing current performance against best practices, with strategies and actions to move diversity and inclusion programs forward. The tool organizes 54 best practices into seven categories: leadership, firm culture, firm policies and workplace inclusion, professional development, organizational diversity and inclusion competency, community involvement and supplier diversity. It also provides examples of successful actions or policies.
  • Bias-free evaluation checklist: how do you measure up?
    ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, 2008

    This excerpt from the ABA publication Fair Measure: Toward Effective Attorney Evaluations (2d ed.) provides a checklist for legal services organizations to quickly determine the management areas in which most attention is needed – an evaluation process that does not on its face or in its application discriminate against or disadvantage employees because of their gender.
  • A diversity self-assessment tool for your law firm
    Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Diversity & The Bar, September/October 2003

    This online self-assessment tool was developed with a diversity consulting firm, Novations/J. Howard & Associates. Organizations self-check against a series of statements describing cultural competence in leadership and commitment, recruitment and retention, professional development, workplace culture and the firm’s external face. A grid provides a measurement framework and benchmarks to rate ongoing progress in achieving diversity goals.
  • Measuring diversity in law firms - a critical tool for achieving high performance
    Canada Bar Association, 2012

    Measurement strategies to help employers measure their diversity performance. This guide explains how to collect and use the data, and provides draft language for surveys and sample questions. It also describes approaches to diversity management and the context for legal employers.

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