DICE Initiative













D.I.C.E. oversees The Chicago Bar Association's efforts to examine diversity issues impacting our communities and our legal profession. D.I.C.E. further aims to create activities and events designed to promote diversity, inclusivity, equity, and engagement in all aspects of the CBA. The overarching mission of D.I.C.E. will be to ensure that: Diversity, which is the range of different human characteristics that make us different from each other, includes to the extent possible within the membership, a focus that incorporates, race, gender, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, age, physical attributes and disability or challenges, religious and political beliefs. Click here to read our complete mission statement. Click here to find a comprehensive list of the CBA's diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives

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2021-22 Calendar:

October
A University for Chicago and a Man for All Seasons: A Conversation with University of Illinois Chicago Chancellor Michael Amiridis
Date/Time: October 5, 2021, 3:00-4:30pm
Location: Zoom | Register Here

Commentary and Conversation Series: Hate and What You Can Do About It - Part 1
Date/Time: October 6, 2021, 3:30-5:00pm
Location: Zoom | Register Here

“Celebrate, Care and Challenge”: Building Better Bar Associations for Our Future
Date/Time: October 14, 2021, 2:00-6:00pm
Location: Clark Hill PLC, 130 E Randolph St Ste 3900, Chicago, IL 60601 (in-person only) 
Representatives from Chicago-area bar associations are invited to attend this half-day summit to have a collaborative discussion about the future of bar associations and how they can better serve their members in a post-pandemic era. Space is limited; attendance via invitation only. Email Jennifer Byrne at jbyrne@chicagobar.org for more information.

November
Promoting Community Engagement and Social Justice: A Conversation with President of Malcolm X College Dr. David Sanders
Date/Time: November 9, 2021, 3:30-5:00pm
Location: TBD

Commentary and Conversation Series: Hate and What You Can Do About It - Part 2
Date/Time: November 17, 2021 / 3:30-5:00pm
Location: Zoom | Registration coming soon

January
Young Lawyers Section Program (more to come)

February
A Celebration of Black History Month
Earl B. Dickerson Awards

March
A Celebration of Women’s History Month

April
Driver’s License Expo
Young Lawyers Section Program (more to come)


May
D.I.C.E. Inclusivity Symposium

Archived 2021-22 Programs:

Master Class: Pronoun Use in Legal Writing and Other Tips for Contemporary Practitioners in a Diverse Legal Environment (
September 23, 2021)