Catching Up With the Bar’s
INTERVIEW BY TIM EIGO
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DIANA WRIGHT
AT THE PHOENIX SCHOOL OF LAW
attending; that’s about one-third of our
staff. And the feedback we’ve received has
been very positive.
AZAT: How much of your time and effort
are spent on internal diversity and inclusion,
and how much are spent outside the Bar
building, out among law schools and legal
OTU: I would say I spend more than 70 percent of my time on outside activities, like the
Diversity Pipeline Project, the Bar
Leadership Institute, the Law Symposium,
the summer law camp, and so on.
AZAT: If you had extra hours in a day, how
would you like to use them—outside or
OTU: Outside, because we need to be present in our communities. We need to tell kids
and parents about opportunities. That is our
main thrust right now.
AZAT: In the past year, the Diversity
Pipeline Project was a primary focus of your
department. Is that right?
OTU: That’s very correct.
AZAT: How would you describe it?
OTU: Most diversity pipeline programs start
from the top—they go to the law schools,
look for students to mentor people in col-
leges and maybe high school. But we took a