Statement of Policy on Diversity and Inclusion

The Uniform Law Commission (“ULC”) is composed of attorneys from every state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands. Each member jurisdiction determines for itself the number of ULC commissioners it sponsors and how they are appointed. For more than 100 years, the ULC has distinguished itself by providing its member jurisdictions with well-drafted legislation bringing clarity and stability to critical areas of the law.

By its nature, the ULC is geographically diverse. It is also strongly committed to diversity across many other dimensions, including race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, disability, and veteran/military status. The ULC believes broad representation across many dimensions contributes to the diversity of thought and robust discussion central to the ULC’s success.

The ULC is committed to fostering an environment of mutual respect and inclusion in its work and seeks diversity of thought in various ways. This includes promoting, encouraging and nurturing diversity among its staff, members and leaders, including especially the chairs and members of study, drafting and other committees and boards that perform the vital work of the ULC. Chairs and reporters of study and drafting committees should promote participation in the work of their committees by all interested persons, encouraging the exchange of diverse views and ideas. The objectives are to foster a diversity of thought that will produce the best product possible and to have a process in which all points of view are respected and considered.

The ULC strongly encourages appointing authorities to consider diversity, among other factors, in making appointments.