Directory for Neutrals from Underrepresented Communities

Eric Lesh
1 min readJul 12, 2021

The New York City Bar Association ADR Committee and New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section are committed to increasing the selection of ADR professionals from historically underrepresented communities. To promote this goal, the two groups are compiling a directory of association members who are ADR professionals and self-identify as a member of a historically underrepresented community including but not limited to: a person of color, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, as having a disability, or identify as a woman.

The directory is being built in partnership with the following bar associations: The Asian American Bar Association of New York, The Caribbean Attorney Network, The Dominican Bar Association, The Hispanic National Bar Association, NY Chapter, LGBT Bar Association of New York, The Macon B. Allen Black Bar Association, The Metropolitan Black Bar Association, The New York County Lawyer’s Association, The Puerto Rican Bar Association, The South Asian Bar Association of New York, and The Women’s Bar Association.

If you are a member of any of the partnering organizations listed above and self-identify as a member of a historically underrepresented community and wish to be included in the directory, please fill out the following survey on or before July 23, 2021.

If you have any questions regarding this initiative or if you are a bar association leader and wish to participate in this initiative you may contact Robyn Weinstein at robyn_weinstein@nyed.uscourts.gov or Catherine Carl atccarl@nysba.org.

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Eric Lesh

Executive Director, LeGaL @lgbtbarny. Attorney promoting justice in & through the legal profession for the #LGBT community. 40 Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.