January 23, 2014
Sotomayor Diversity Award Nominations Due Feb. 5
Nominations are now being accepted for the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award to be presented at the Philadelphia Bar Association's Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon on March 11, 2014. This award is to publicly acknowledge, recognize and honor an individual or entity that has demonstrated a strong commitment, and has made a substantial contribution, to diversity and promoting full and equal participation and inclusion in the legal profession.
Nominations for the award are accepted from any member of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Previous recipients of the diversity award include Justice Sotomayor, Philadelphia Diversity Law Group, the Liacouras Committee, former Chancellor Andre L. Dennis and Nolan Atkinson.
The award shall be granted to an attorney, jurist, law firm, law department, legal services organization or law school in Philadelphia, or an individual or entity that has made a substantial impact upon the Philadelphia legal community. Nominees should demonstrate a sustained and continuous contribution, or a single outstanding contribution, to diversity and full and equal participation and inclusion in the legal profession in furtherance of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Statement of Diversity Principles.
Nominations of individuals should be based upon their personal contributions to diversity, and nominations of entities should be based upon programmatic activity.
Nominations are due by 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 and can be sent to Naomi K. McLaurin, Esq., Director of Diversity, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2955, faxed to (215) 238-1159 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations will be reviewed by the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award Committee, and the recipient will be notified shortly thereafter.Nomination materials can be downloaded here.