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Institute for Gender Equality

Welcome to the website for the Allegheny County Bar Association Institute for Gender Equality. On June 17, 2008 the officers of the Allegheny County Bar Association announced the founding of the Institute, which is the first of its kind for a bar association.

The formation of the Institute was the key recommendation in a report which the ACBA Gender Equality Task Force released in response to the 2005 Membership Survey which showed little or no improvement in gender equality issues in the local legal community compared to a similar survey in 1990.

The time for just talking about gender equality has passed and the emphasis going forward must be on a collaborative effort to secure real change for all stakeholders.