The CLEO EDGE Honors

Thursday, November 7, 2019
GOOGLE DC
25 MASSACHUSETTS AVE., NW, #900, WASHINGTON, DC 20001 
Recognizing Exemplary Standard of Education, Diversity and Greater Equality In the Legal Profession
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 In 2019, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) will recognize and honor a total of nine individuals, law schools, law firms, corporations, associations, etc. that have made significant accomplishments, or demonstrated commitments, to Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the legal profession.

General Information 

Called the CLEO EDGE Award, each of the “pillars” will be feted at the 2019 CLEO EDGE Honors reception in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, November 7th. Also, on this night, we will bestow the second CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award,  which is slated to be presented to Boston attorney,business leader, and 71st governor of Massachusetts Deval L. Patrick by Mr. Jordan himself.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
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Award Process

A call for nominations will be sent to law schools, firms, individuals, organizations, and other legal entities.

To be considered for an award, the nominator (or nominee) must complete this application.

Call for Nominations
NOMINATION FORM

Nominee Criteria

A nominee can be recommended for more than one award with the letter of support explaining how the nominee fulfills the various criteria. Additional application requirements include:

  • Nomination Narrative (500 words max) – a description of the specific achievements which demonstrate significant accomplishment for which the nominee is being nominated and the time frame.
  • Letters of support and/or additional supporting material, e.g. copies of media coverage or past public recognition, etc. may also be submitted but are not required.  
NOMINATION FORM

Submission Timeline

NOMINATION PROCESS

Nominations are currently being accepted. Applications must be submitted via our online nomination form. 

AWARDEE SELECTION PROCESS

The CLEO EDGE Honors Selection Committee will review all nominations and make recommendations to the CLEO Board, which will then select the awardees.

CLEO EDGE Honors Reception

Awardees will be honored at the CLEO EDGE Honors reception on November 7, 2019, in Washington, DC.

If you have questions or need additional information on the CLEO EDGE Honors reception, please contact Leigh Allen II, Vice President, Marketing and Development, 240-582-8600, ext. 201 or Lallen@cleoinc.org.

Reflections from our 2018 CLEO EDGE Honorees

I very much appreciate the honor and the outstanding work CLEO does on behalf of the legal community!

Reyes Aguilar
Associate Dean, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law

We are honored to be an inaugural CLEO EDGE Honoree in the area of Diversity. We also congratulate CLEO on celebrating its 50thAnniversary of brining greater diversity to the legal profession!

Brent McCune, M.S., J.D.
Patricia and Paul Yetter Law School Preparation Institute, The University of Texas at El Paso

We are honored to be an inaugural CLEO EDGE Honoree in the area of Diversity. We also congratulate CLEO on celebrating its 50thAnniversary of brining greater diversity to the legal profession!

Roderick (“Rick”) Palmore
Senior Counsel, Dentons US, LLP

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