Hate Crime Resource Tool Kit

A hate crime occurs when a person or group of persons commits a criminal act, such as an assault or vandalism, with the added element of bias against the victim's actual or perceived membership in a protected class.

"We call on lawyers across the country and our elected officials to denounce and take action against this hate… As diverse bar associations, we have a unique opportunity to serve as voices for individuals and communities who are targeted based on race, religion, gender, gender identity, immigration status, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. The recent increase in reported hate crimes is a salient reminder that we must work together to speak out against hate in all forms.

- Statement of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), the National Bar Association (NBA), the National LGBT Bar Association (LGBT Bar), and the National Native American Bar Association (NNABA) on the Recent Increase in Hate-Motivated Violence and Harassment 

To see the letter from the Diverse Bar Associations Letter to Congressional Leadership Addressing Hate Crimes Increase Following 2016 Presidential Election see here.

For more information and resources see here