Dana Inc recently announced that “it is supporting the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Resolution 113, which urges providers of legal services to expand and create opportunities for diverse attorneys at all levels of responsibility.” Resolution 113 was adopted by the ABA in an effort to promote the advancement of diversity in the legal profession. The goal is to have more opportunities for legal professionals by “directing a greater percentage of purchased legal services to diverse attorneys.”
To support the initiative Dana will now “ask its legal service providers to complete the Model Diversity Survey, which was created by the ABA to standardize information gathering and benchmarking. Dana intends to use the information as an additional factor in determining the firms the company will retain for legal services in the future.”
The latest act by the ABA continues to expansion of diversity throughout America. As stated previously, Millennial’s will make up over 70% of the workforce by 2025 which means there will be a need for diverse individuals with appropriate skill sets. As the nation grows more diverse the need for opportunities for all people will only increase. This is a major step towards achieving this and preparing America’s future for leadership.