The CLEO EDGE Virtual Honors Reception

Thursday, November 18, 2021
6:00pm – 7:30pm ET
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Recognizing Exemplary Standard of Education, Diversity and Greater Equality In the Legal Profession

 

 In 2021, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) will virtually recognize and honor a total of four 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 2021 CLEO EDGE Honors virtual reception on Thursday, November 18th. Also on this night, we will bestow the fourth CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award, which will be presented to another deserving individual for his/her/their exemplary service and dedication to the legal profession and society!!

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 (nominations are now closed).

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
•    Letters of Support

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 and Advisory Council which will then select the awardees.

CLEO EDGE Honors Reception

Awardees will be honored at that CLEO EDGE Honors Reception on Thursday November 18th, 2021 via a virtual presentation.

 

 

2021 CLEO EDGE AWARD
HONOREE CATEGORIES ARE:

CLEO EDGE VERNON E. JORDAN, JR. HERITAGE AWARD

 

EDUCATION

 

DIVERSITY

 

GREATER EQUALITY

 

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 12, 2020, via a virtual presentation.

If you have questions or need additional information on the CLEO EDGE Honors Reception, please contact Julie D. Long at 240-384-3498 or Jlong@cleoinc.org.


Thank you to all our 2021 event sponsors:

Gold & Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

University of Iowa College of Law
Mayer Brown
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
National Conference of Bar Examiners
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Tong Tejani, PLLC
Association of Corporate Counsel – National Capital Region
Melanie Bates Consulting, LLC

Benefactors

Elizabeth Campbell
Angela Birch Cox
Wilhelm Joseph

Bob & Denise Owens
Pamela Rothenberg

Reflections from our previous 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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