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April 15, 2020

Nominations Sought: Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award

The Philadelphia Bar Association is accepting nominations for the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award to be presented at our June Quarterly Meeting. We will bring our Quarterly Meeting to you virtually, which will also include the Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Memorial Public Interest Lecture and the celebration of our 50- and 60-year club members.

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 to 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.

The Sotomayor Award recognizes an individual attorney, jurist, law firm, corporate legal department, or other organization that has made substantial and lasting contributions to the Association’s goal of promoting full and equal participation and inclusion by all attorneys in Philadelphia’s legal community. Previous recipients of the Award include, in addition to Justice Sotomayor, JoAnne Epps of Temple University, the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group, the Liacouras Committee, Past-Chancellor Andre L. Dennis, Nolan N. Atkinson Jr., Hon. Nelson A. Diaz, Hon. Nitza I. Quinones Alejandro, The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Inc., Kay Yu, and Hon. Petrese B. Tucker.

Association members who wish to make nominations should complete and return the nomination form by 12 p.m., Friday, May 15, 2020 to Dawn Petit, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107, or at dpetit@philabar.org. Nominations will be reviewed by the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award Committee, and the recipient will be notified shortly thereafter. To download Award information, please click here.

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