In 2020, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) will virtually recognize and honor a total of six 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.
Called the CLEO EDGE Award, each of the “pillars” will be feted at the 2020 CLEO EDGE Honors virtual reception on Thursday, November 12th. Also, on this night, we will bestow the third CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award, which is slated to be presented to Stacey Y. Abrams for her exemplary service and dedication to the legal profession!
Our 2020 CLEO EDGE AWARD HONOREES
CLEO EDGE VERNON E. JORDAN, JR. HERITAGE AWARD
Stacey Y. Abrams
The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson Law
Black Lives Matter Co-Founders:
Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, And Opal Tometi
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.