The CLSA maintains aggressive Women’s and Diversity Initiatives. With executive control and oversight, membership inclusiveness is a proactive element of the CLSA’s overall purpose and goals. Though previous decades have seen substantial growth among women, minorities, cultures and orientations within the bar, recognition of excellence among lawyers from these groups has not kept pace. This is where the Construction Lawyers Society of America seeks to step forward.
Today’s bar is reflective of the future, not the past. Its face is more colorful and feminine than in years past. Inclusion and diversity are at the forefront among law firms and law departments globally. The ABA Journal has featured statements by corporate counsel on the importance of diversity in the selection of outside counsel.
A big part of the CLSA’s role in today’s bar is to set a standard by promoting professionalism and networking opportunities for women and minorities. Today’s progress is based on inclusion and diversity. The CLSA is proud to include diversity in its approach to recognition of excellence among its members.
Along with other progressive associations and organizations, the CLSA believes that the legal profession has become stronger through inclusion, with attainable solutions for historical problems. Its commitment to bring into the fold lawyers of each sex, all races, all ethnic backgrounds and orientations, and each economic sphere from every community makes the CLSA timely and relevant in its approach, which puts it at the leading edge of progress in recognizing outstanding construction lawyers domestically and internationally. Through its efforts, the CLSA’s goal is to create voices of advocacy that are heard without bias, and without predisposition.
The Construction Lawyers Society of America takes seriously the visibility of its members. Fellows are recognized for achievement, and the CLSA’s role is ongoing in pursuit of greater accomplishments, expertise and promotion of its membership body. Given its aggressive policy of inclusion and diversity, firm value is achieved through Fellow association with the CLSA.