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May 8, 2018
Contact: Bernetta J. Hayes, Director
Prelaw Programs Operations – 240.582.8600 x203

CLEO 50th Anniversary Diversity Reception 
San Francisco Host Committee Announced 

Largo, MD – May 8, 2018 – The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) has announced the San Francisco Host Committee for its Diversity Reception to be held June 5, 2018, at Google Downtown San Francisco.  San Francisco is the second celebration site of CLEO’s 50th Anniversary, which includes three receptions and a gala in Washington, DC.  The committee is composed of an array of local community and national leaders.

Celebrating the theme, The CLEO EDGE: 50 Years of Championing Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the Legal Profession, the San Francisco Reception will focus on individuals, organizations, and other legal entities that have had an impact on diversity in legal education, the profession, and/or society.  CLEO will salute its history with a gala reception in Washington, D.C., on November 15, 2018. During the gala, noted civil rights leader, attorney, and business executive, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. will receive the inaugural CLEO EDGE Heritage Award for his outstanding leadership and commitment to Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality for more than 50 years.

The final regional reception centered on the key pillar of the CLEO mission, Greater Equality, will be held in New York City on September 12, 2018.

The San Francisco Host Committee members are:

Mujadala Abdul-Majid
Aliyah Abdullah
Attorney-at-LawRuthe Catolico Ashley
Jay Austin
University of California
Irvine School of Law

Cyndie Chang                        
Duane Morris LLP

Erwin Chemerinsky
University of California
Berkeley School of Law

The Honorable C. Don Clay
Superior Court of Alameda County

Michael G. Colantuono
Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley, PC

David L. Faigman
University of California Hastings
College of the Law

Robert L. Harris
Oakland African American
Chamber of Commerce

Yolanda Jackson
The Bar Association of San Francisco

Monique Liburd 
Google, LLCKent D. Lollis
Law School Admission Council (LSAC)Kwixuan Maloof
San Francisco Public Defender’s Office & California Association of Black LawyersMarlon Monroe
The Monroe Firm

Joseph Musoke

Anthony Niedwiecki
Golden Gate University
School of Law

Natalie Pierce
Littler Mendelson P.C.

Michael Schwartz
McGeorge School of Law
University of the Pacific

Bruce Soublet
City of Richmond, California

Frank H. Wu
University of California Hastings College of the Law

About the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc.
CLEO, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to diversifying the legal profession by expanding legal education opportunities for persons from traditionally under-represented racial and ethnic groups, low-income, and disadvantaged communities. Founded in 1968, when the number of lawyers of color was less than one percent, CLEO has produced more than 10,000 individuals who have excelled in every area of the legal profession and include judges, corporate attorneys, law school deans and professors, practitioners, politicians, and more.  2018 is CLEO’s golden anniversary.  More information about CLEO’s 50th Anniversary can be found at
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