Brooks Pierce Attorney Moderates Panel at American Bar Association’s Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy


Brooks Pierce attorney Collins Saint recently moderated a panel discussion at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy (CBLA) in Chicago. Saint also completed the program.

The CBLA is a coordinated effort to strengthen the pipeline of diverse bar association leaders by providing training and professional development programs to benefit current and future leaders of bar associations and the legal profession overall.

The CBLA is a joint initiative of the ABA, its Commissions on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession and Disability Rights, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the National LGBT Bar Association, the National Native American Bar Association and the South Asian Bar Association of North America.

Saint has a particular focus on broadening awareness of diversity issues within organizations. He counsels companies, educational institutions and other organizations on compliance with state and federal civil rights regulations, including Title VII and Title IX, the IDEA, the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Saint also represents individuals in obtaining favorable results related to their markers of diversity. He has experience handling disputes on behalf of trans* persons involving discrimination and obtaining legal name and gender marker changes. Saint is actively involved in the American Bar Association, serving as chair of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee for the Young Lawyers Division. He is also a member of the Credentials Board, Leadership Academy Task Force and National Conferences Team for the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division.

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