The Diversity Task Force's mission is to enhance the recruitment, retention, investment and advancement of diverse individuals in the membership and the leadership levels of the Tennessee Bar Association and the legal profession within the various communities that the association serves.

Task Force Leadership

  • Mary Beard


    Mary Beard



  • Staff Coordinator

    Karen Belcher

    Tennessee Bar Association


Task Force Resources

TBA Announces Diversity Task Force
Read the Sept. 1, 2020, press release announcing creation of the TBA Diversity Task Force.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources
Visit our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources page for statements from the TBA and other legal organizations about diversity and inclusion, research on racial justice in law schools and the legal profession, and resources for learning more about these issues.

Member in the News Initiative
During the 2020-2021 bar year, the TBA is working to recognizing diverse voices within the association through its new “Member in the News” series.

Track Diversity-Related News
See all diversity-related articles that have been featured in the TBA's daily e-newsletter TBA Today. Articles may be sorted by relevance or date.