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Largo, MD – January 9, 2018 – U.S. Congressional Representatives, corporate executives, legal scholars, social justice activists, and legal practitioners are all part of the Honorary Committee for the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc.’s (CLEO) 50th Anniversary.  In celebrating the theme, “The CLEO EDGE: 50 Years of Championing Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the Legal Profession,” CLEO has selected as committee members:

The Honorable Nanette Diaz Barragán
U.S. House of Representatives

Clarissa Cerda
Pindrop Security, Inc.

Paulette Dodson
Petsmart, Inc./Petsmart Charities

The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee
U.S. House of Representatives

Victor McTeer
Civil Rights Attorney

Karen Roberts
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Leo Romero
University of New Mexico School of Law

Frank E.A. Sander
Harvard Law School

Bryan A. Stevenson
Equal Justice Initiative

Paul Tagliabue
National Football League

Kellye Y. Testy
Law School Admission Council (LSAC)

Cleophus Thomas, Jr.

Simone Wu
Choice Hotels International, Inc.

CLEO will salute its history with a gala reception in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2018; and regional receptions honoring 50 individuals/organizations that share and support key pillars of the CLEO mission: the “Education” Reception (Houston, TX, April 26, 2018); the “Diversity” Reception (San Francisco, CA, June 5, 2018); and the “GreaterEquality” Reception (New York, NY, September 12, 2018).

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 alumni 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