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02/20/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Mark Tarasiewicz

Phone: 215-238-6346


Sotomayor Diversity Award Nominees Sought by March 9

The Philadelphia Bar Association is seeking nominations for the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award.

The purpose of the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity 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.

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.

Complete and return the nomination form by 5 p.m., Friday, March 9 to Naomi K. McLaurin, Esq., Director of Diversity, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2955, phone (215) 238-6340, fax (215) 238-1159, nmclaurin@philabar.org. Nominations will be reviewed by the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award Committee, and the recipient will be notified shortly thereafter. The award will be presented at the Quarterly Meeting on March 28 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue at noon.

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