Brooks Pierce Attorney Participates in American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Panel


Brooks Pierce attorney Collins Saint participated in a June 1 panel discussion on implementing an inclusion plan in bar associations. The panel was presented by the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.

The panel, “How & Why of DE&I: Implementing an Inclusion Plan in Bar Associations,” focused on the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) plans regarding attorneys’ success in bar associations, what an inclusion plan looks like and how it is implemented across the board. The panel also discussed the importance of providing mentorship for diverse attorneys in bar associations.

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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