At Mora James Law, we are proud of our commitment to diversity. Moreover, our commitment to diversity is not something we just talk about, it is who we are. Our active involvement in diversity issues helps our community and profession gain a better understanding of the issues of racism, sexism and prejudice that impact our communities in which we work and live. S. A. Mora James is a leader in diversity initiatives in the State of Nebraska.

NEBRASKA HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION

  • Co-founder and President, 2004-2007, since 2008
  • Chair, Outreach to the Community Committee, since 2004
  • Chair, Mentor Committee for Law School and High School Students, since 2004
  • Participant, Creighton Latino Law Student Association "I Want to be a Lawyer" Mock Trial, 2005

NEBRASKA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

  • Nebraska State Bar Association-Access to the Profession Committee & Women Law Section, Girl Scout Project-Mock Trial, 2001 - Organizer and supervised the mock trial
  • Nebraska State Bar Association-Access to the Profession Committee & Women Law Section, Girl Scout Project, 2000 - Organizer
  • The Nebraska Center for Continuing Education, Fair Housing/ADA: Compliance and Beyond, 1999 - Faculty

LATINA LEADERSHIP

  • South Omaha Community Care Council - Community Champion Award 2010
  • 8th Annual Latina Youth Leadership Conference, Keynote Speaker 2009
  • Member, Latinas Unidas, since 2008
  • Mentor to Latina/o Students, since 1988

BOARD OF DIRECTOR POSITIONS

  • Co-Chair, Equality Nebraska Coalition, 2010-present
  • Member, The Clyde Malone Community Center, 2009-present

CIVIC/GOVERNMENT

  • City of Lincoln - Citizen Police Advisory Board Chair 2011-present
  • City of Lincoln - Citizen Police Advisory Member 2010-present
  • Member, Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle's South Omaha Advisory Board, 2009-present

HIGH SCHOOL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Lincoln Southeast High School, "What it takes to become an Attorney," 2005
  • Park Middle School-Latino Club, "What it takes to become an Attorney," 2002
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Math/Science Upward Bound Project, 2002
  • Lincoln High School, "What it takes to become an Attorney," 2002
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln - Upward Bound 2nd Annual State Leadership Conference-Mock Trial, 2002 - Organized and supervised the mock trial

COLLEGE/UNIVERISTY SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • University of Nebraska College of Dentistry, "Ethics and Professional Responsibilities as it Relates to Clients with Disabilities," 2000, 2001
  • Union College, "Employment and the ADA: Employers' Obligations to their Employees with Disabilities," 2000, 2001
  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Minority Law Student Orientation, 1994 & 1998 - Speaker
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bi-racial Issues in Leadership, 1995 - Lecturer
  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Minority Law Day, 1994 - Speaker
  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Centennial Diversity Celebration, 1991 Speaker

MENTOR

  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Pre-law Institute - Student Mentor, 2003-2008
  • Nebraska Hispanic Bar Association Student Mentor, 2004-present

PANELIST

  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Diversity Summit for High School Students , 2006-2008
  • University of Nebraska College of Law, UNL Diversity Law Day, 2005-2006
  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Ethics and Professional Responsibilities, 1999

COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS

  • Lincoln Action Program-Project Girl, Experience of Minority Attorneys in the Nebraska Judicial System, 1998-1999
  • Mexican American Commission, Your Employment Rights Pursuant to the ADA, 1998
  • Nebraska AIDS Project of Lincoln, The ADA as it relates to AIDS and HIV+ persons, 1997
  • Citizen Advocacy of Grand Island, Guardianships and People with Disabilities, 1997