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Diversity Conference

A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

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The Diversity Conference (DC) was established in 2010 to bring together Virginia State Bar members interested in promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and in ensuring that Virginia meets the legal needs of an increasingly diverse population. Diversity refers to, among other things, race, age, ethnicity, gender, religion, education, disability, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation. The DC recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of all people and offers opportunities to serve the profession and the public through various programs and educational sessions.

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Our Mission

Foster and encourage diversity and inclusion in admission to the bar, advancement in the profession, and in the judiciary. Facilitate diversity and inclusion in professional leadership opportunities. Ensure that Virginians' changing legal needs are met.

Our Goals

  • Increase diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
  • Maintain the quality of legal services in Virginia.
  • Increase diversity and inclusion at all levels of the judiciary.
  • Increase advancement of diverse individuals in the profession.
  • Increase involvement of diverse lawyers in VSB governance.
  • Provide a forum to assist the profession and judiciary in addressing the legal needs of a diverse population.

Carole Hetfleisch Capsalis, Esq.
Chair Elect
Luis Antonio Perez-Pietri, Esq.
David Dinan Masterman, Esq.
Chidi Iregbulem James, Esq.
Immediate Past Chair
Latoya Asia Capers, Esq.
Stephanie Blanton