A Message and request from third-year Albany Law student:
My name is Dena DeFazio, and I am the Northern Regional Chair of the National LGBT Bar Association’s Law Student Congress. I am reaching out to you with information on a National LGBT Bar campaign, that I hope you will support. I thank you in advance for your support on the Commit 2 Inclusion Campaign.
“Commit 2 Inclusion” Campaign (Please Join Albany Law School Community in signing up)”:
First, I’m writing to ask if you could circulate the National LGBT Bar Association’s “Commit 2 Inclusion” petition among your membership. This campaign recognizes that the rise of hate groups in our society and in our justice system is a direct threat to diversity and inclusion efforts and equality at large. Hate groups are defined by the FBI as those whose primary purpose is to promote animosity, hostility, and malice against persons of or with a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity which differs from that of the group’s members or the organization. Our petition asks members of the legal education community to publicly acknowledge their commitment to the rule of law and the principles of the American Bar Association’s Resolution 113. That guiding Resolution urges all providers in the legal profession, including law firms and corporations, to attract and retain the talent of diverse attorneys.