On Saturday, March 27th, CLICKS will host a virtual townhall for teens and adults regarding the realities of interactions with law enforcement and the glaring disparity in media coverage of these encounters when involving Black girls and women. This discussion will examine the adultification of young Black girls, implicit biases towards Black women, and the need for social justice movements to become more gender inclusive.
Political leader Stacey Abrams will be recognized for her lifetime achievements during the CLEO EDGE Virtual Honors reception on November 12, 2020. Candidate for Governor of Georgia, Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, and Founder of the Fair Fight Action, a national voting rights organization, Abrams will receive the CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award. The Award honors a person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the legal profession and society.
For the first time in its 52-year history, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) will host its major programs online to reach its diverse audiences during 2020 in response to the novel coronavirus.
“Like numerous nonprofit and for-profit organizations globally, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. has been seriously impacted by recent events related to the coronavirus pandemic,” said Cassandra Sneed Ogden, CLEO’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our summer programs going virtual is in response to this unparalleled phenomenon.”
On Saturday, November 23, 2019, in a town hall setting at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, teenagers, along with their parents, from across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, will gather to discuss social justice issues that concern them.
Boston attorney, business leader, and 71st governor of Massachusetts Deval L. Patrick will be recognized for his lifetime achievements during the CLEO EDGE Honors reception on November 7. Patrick, Managing Director of Bain Capital Double Impact, will receive the CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award. The Award honors a person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the legal profession and society. Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., who received the inaugural CLEO EDGE Heritage Award during the organization’s 50th anniversary in 2018, will present the award to Mr. Patrick.
Son of Civil Rights Leader to Host Gathering of Social Justice Leaders,
Legal Scholars, and Legal Organizations Dedicated to Diversity and Inclusion
Largo, MD — November 1, 2018 — CNN Political Commentator and Attorney Bakari Sellers will host the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc.’s (CLEO) 50th Anniversary Awards Gala on November 15, 2018, at The Ritz Carlton Washington, DC. The event will feature the inaugural CLEO EDGE Heritage Award given to Presidential adviser, attorney, and businessman Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. for his more than 50 years of service to the legal profession and his outstanding commitment to Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the legal profession and society. The event’s theme is “The CLEO EDGE: 50 Years of Championing Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the Legal Profession.” The fete will also celebrate 50 individuals, law schools, and legal organizations in each of the three categories.
The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) has announced the New York City Host Committee for its Greater Equality Reception to be held September 12, 2018, at New York City Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South. New York City is the third celebration site of CLEO’s 50th Anniversary, which includes three receptions and a gala in Washington, D.C. The committee is composed of an array of local community and national leaders, law school deans, and partners in law.
On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) continues its year-long commemoration of its 50thAnniversary with a salute to individuals, law schools, and organizations that have had a significant impact on DIVERSITY in legal education, the profession, and/or society during the Diversity Reception at Google Downtown in San Francisco.