LACBA’s Inaugural Diversity Impact Award

 

Nominations Now Open through Friday, May 3, 2019

 

The Inaugural Diversity Impact Award will be presented at the LACBA Installation & Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 27, 2019. The award was established in 2018 to recognize those who have tirelessly sought to increase diversity and inclusion in the practice of law and inspire others to do the same.

Nominee Requirements

The Award is given to an individual, bench officer, government legal office, public-interest law organization, law firm, corporation, or other legal service organization for his/her/its long and distinguished history of increasing inclusion and diversity in the practice of law. 

Recipients of the Award shall possess a demonstrable and extensive record of accomplishment effectuating diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, including but not limited to:

  • Nurturing, mentoring and/or promoting to leadership positions attorneys, bench officers and/or other legal professionals of diverse background, or of socio-economically disadvantaged upbringing; and/or

  • Opening doors to students of diverse background or of socio-economically disadvantaged upbringing desirous of entering the honorable profession of law.

Such accomplishments may include those made while representing clients as well as those made as an author, educator, administrator, public policy advocate, government or non-profit employee, elected or appointed official, bar leader, community leader, or in some other non-judicial capacity.

Individuals eligible for nomination must be living, have not previously received the Award and either:

  • Active or retired judicial officers, or attorneys licensed to practice law or retired from the practice of law, whose principal work location (or, if the individual is retired, principal residence) is in Los Angeles County; or
  • Have met the foregoing criteria during the two years immediately prior to the Award Committee’s first meeting, but have since relocated, joined the bench, or otherwise changed positions. 

Click here for the complete award criteria and guidelines.


Nominee Submissions

To submit your nomination, please e-mail the name of the individual, a letter of nomination (or in the body of the email), and a short bio to Vanessa Villagomez at villagomez@lacba.org on or before May 3, 2019. Nominations are accepted by LACBA members only.