Underscoring its commitment to diversity, the Business Law Section will soon mandate that its CLE program professional panels include members from underrepresented groups.

The new BLS “CLE Diversity Policy,” approved by the executive council September 4, will apply to all CLE programs sponsored or co-sponsored by the section after January 1, according to BLS Chair Leyza Blanco.

The new policy was developed jointly by members of the section’s Inclusion, Mentoring and Fellowship Committee and The Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Blanco said.