Dear NNABA Supporter:
The Native American Attorney Study is now closed and NNABA is happy to report that over 500 surveys were completed! Preliminary results are anticipated to be released in spring 2015.
NNABA is deeply appreciative of those who took the time to complete the online survey, telephone interview or both. We also are very grateful to those firms and individuals who sponsored this important initiative. Without everyone’s participation and support, this study would not have been possible.
Although the study has closed, it is not too late to participate as a sponsor! NNABA continues to seek sponsorships to fund this groundbreaking project. Outlines of the benefits for each sponsorship level and how to contribute can be found HERE. The net proceeds will be used to fund the Research Initiative. We plan to energize the business and legal communities to further improve the status of Native Americans in the legal profession because it is in the best interest of the profession to do so. We hope you will join us in these efforts with your support.
The National Native American Bar Association (NNABA) applauds your commitment to both a diverse workforce and the eradication of barriers for everyone in the legal profession. NNABA’s mission of ensuring the full inclusion of Native American attorneys as well as their Tribal nations in the legal profession has added much to the profession’s diversity and inclusion efforts, but we have a long way yet to travel. To enhance the full understanding and inclusion of Native American attorneys, we are embarking on an exciting new project: a comprehensive research project on Native American attorneys that examines their perspectives, experiences, and career trajectories.
NNABA represents over 2,500 American Indian, Alaska Native and Hawaiian Native attorneys throughout the United States. NNABA will focus its research on providing a picture of the issues confronting Native American attorneys across all settings including private practice; government practice in state, federal and tribal arenas; the judiciary; corporate legal departments; and academia. Ultimately, the findings from this study will be used to develop educational materials and programs that will help improve the recruitment, hiring, retention and advancement of Native American attorneys in the legal profession.
We are seeking your support for this groundbreaking project. Outlines of the benefits for each sponsorship level are enclosed, and the net proceeds will be used to fund the Research Initiative. Contributions can be made using the attached payment form. More information is available online at: www.nativeamericanbar.org. We plan to energize the business and legal communities to further improve the status of Native Americans in the legal profession because it is in the best interest of the profession to do so. We hope you will join us in these efforts with your support.
Thank you for your consideration.
NNABA President, 2013-2015