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10/27/2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Sean Lincoln

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The Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor's Diversity Award

Purpose of Award: The award is to publicly acknowledge, recognize and honor a law firm, legal organization or individual who has made a substantial contribution to diversity and inclusion in the legal field. Nominations for the award are accepted from any member of the Philadelphia Bar Association

Criteria: Potential awardees may be an individual attorney, law firm of any size, legal services organization, or law school. Note of correction: The nominee's place of business (not residence) must be Philadelphia County. Nominees should demonstrate a sustained and continuous appreciation of and contribution to diversity and inclusion in the field. However, nominations will be accepted for a single outstanding contribution.

If nomination is for a law firm, law school or organization, may include an outstanding or innovative programmatic activity that has either highlighted diversity, increased diverse representation or supported inclusion efforts in the legal field. These activity(ies) should support the areas of commitment to diversity mentioned in the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Statement of Diversity Principles. If nomination is for an individual, must demonstrate a sustained commitment to the tenets of diversity through activity(ties) that should support the areas of commitment to diversity mentioned in the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Statement of Diversity Principles.

Nomination Process: Complete the nomination form, which can be obtained from the website, and return to the Philadelphia Bar Association by 5:00 pm on November 14, 2008. Nominations will be reviewed by the Chancellor’s Diversity Award Committee and the recipient will be notified shortly thereafter.

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For more information, please contact Sean Lincoln

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