ALLY Initiative

ALLY: ‘Attorneys, Learning as allies, Living as allies, and Yielding results’

Mission Statement

The ALLY Initiative of the ACBA endeavors to engage attorneys and their law firms, corporate legal departments, courts and other legal organizations to commit to increasing inclusivity, creating equitable workplaces, empowering historically marginalized and underrepresented members of the bar, and reflecting the community we serve, through active participation in various key programs and projects targeted to achieve these objectives.

Program Overview

The ALLY Initiative will offer programing and other projects, which will then allow firms and legal departments to earn an official “ACBA ALLY Certification.” The ALLY Initiative Committee is co-chaired by Laura Bunting and Regina Wilson. For more information, contact

For more information, check out the Dec. 17, 2021 article in the Lawyers Journal.

ALLY Initiative Goals

Inaugural Cohort Announced

The ACBA ALLY Initiative has announced the first cohort of participating firms and legal departments. ACBA ALLY Initiative leadership will work with these firms on earning their ACBA ALLY Certification. Click here to see the inaugural cohort.

Initiative Timeline

  • To be determined