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27
Jun
Deval Patrick to Receive CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award at Awards Reception in Washington, DC

Boston attorney,  business leader, and 71st governor of Massachusetts Deval L. Patrick will be recognized for his lifetime achievements during the CLEO EDGE Honors reception on November 7.  Patrick, Managing Director of Bain Capital Double Impact, will receive the CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award.  The Award honors a person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the legal profession and society.  Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., who received the inaugural CLEO EDGE Heritage Award during the organization’s 50th anniversary in 2018, will present the award to Mr. Patrick.

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Tags: Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award, CLEO EDGE Awards,
17
May
CLEO Issues Call for Nominations for EDGE Honors Celebration

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) has opened its call for nominations for the 2019 CLEO EDGE Awards. The CLEO EDGE Honors Reception will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. The awards will honor a total of nine individuals, law schools, and legal organizations that have made significant accomplishments to Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the legal profession.

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14
May
1
CLEO EDGE Pre-Law Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) announced the 25 recipients of its CLEO EDGE Pre-Law Scholarship Award.  The award was made possible by a generous $100,000 grant from the Walmart Legal Department to help students attend the CLEO 2019 Pre-Law Summer Institute. Students were chosen based on financial need, academic achievements, and video essay.“We are elated that so many of our students could take advantage of this opportunity to get a head start on their legal education,” said Cassandra Sneed Ogden, CLEO’s Chief Executive Officer.  “Expanding opportunities for underserved communities is a part of our core mission.”

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Tags: CLEO EDGE Pre-Law Scholarship,
09
Mar
AdaptiBar Partners with CLEO Network expansion fuels AdaptiBar user growth, MBE success
AdaptiBar Partners with CLEO Network expansion fuels AdaptiBar user growth, MBE success March 9, 2019 Posted by: cleowww Category: Uncategorized, No Comments FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AdaptiBar Partners with CLEO Network expansion fuels AdaptiBar user growth, MBE success CHICAGO, March 5, 2019 – AdaptiBar, the patented bar exam test preparation software and analytics tools provider, is [...]
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13
Feb
CLEO Launches New Pre-Law Scholarship

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) will launch its new CLEO EDGE Pre-Law Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year. The application process will open February 15, 2019, and will close March 30, 2019. Grant recipients will be announced in mid-April 2019.
The program is made possible by a generous $100,000 grant from the Walmart Legal Department to CLEO, a national nonprofit organization seeking to expand opportunities for minority and low-income students to attend law school. The grant will help enable low-income and economically disadvantaged students to attend CLEO’s Pre-Law Summer Institute in 2019 and assist in providing ongoing support as they enter law school.

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02
Nov
Political Commentator and Attorney Bakari Sellers to Emcee Inaugural CLEO EDGE Awards Gala

Son of Civil Rights Leader to Host Gathering of Social Justice Leaders,
Legal Scholars, and Legal Organizations Dedicated to Diversity and Inclusion

Largo, MD — November 1, 2018 — CNN Political Commentator and Attorney Bakari Sellers will host the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc.’s (CLEO) 50th Anniversary Awards Gala on November 15, 2018, at The Ritz Carlton Washington, DC. The event will feature the inaugural CLEO EDGE Heritage Award given to Presidential adviser, attorney, and businessman Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. for his more than 50 years of service to the legal profession and his outstanding commitment to Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the legal profession and society. The event’s theme is “The CLEO EDGE: 50 Years of Championing Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the Legal Profession.” The fete will also celebrate 50 individuals, law schools, and legal organizations in each of the three categories.

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26
Oct
NCBE invests in diversity and inclusion within the legal profession – New Collaboration with CLEO Announced

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) and the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) are pleased to announce a new collaboration in support of their shared goal of increasing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. NCBE has provided funding to bolster CLEO’s programs that help individuals from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and disadvantaged communities achieve success in law school and prepare to take and pass the bar exam. For over 50 years, CLEO has successfully contributed to increasing the number of lawyers from diverse backgrounds in all sectors of law.

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Tags: National Conference of Bar Examiners, NCBE,
17
Oct
CLEO ALUMNA CONGRESSWOMAN NANETTE DIAZ BARRAGÁN IS GREATER EQUALITY HONOREE AND SPEAKER AT 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA ON NOVEMBER 15
CLEO ALUMNA CONGRESSWOMAN NANETTE DIAZ BARRAGÁN IS GREATER EQUALITY HONOREE AND SPEAKER AT 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA ON NOVEMBER 15 October 17, 2018 Posted by: cleowww Category: #CLEOAT50, EVENTS, PRESS, No Comments FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CLEO ALUMNA CONGRESSWOMAN NANETTE DIAZ BARRAGÁN IS GREATER EQUALITY HONOREE AND SPEAKER AT 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA ON NOVEMBER 15 Largo, MD [...]
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03
Oct
CLEO Announces CLEO EDGE Award Honorees for Greater Equality

Honorees for the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc.’s CLEO EDGE Award for Greater Equality were announced today. This is CLEO’s final honor in three categories of accolades. The first two categories were Education and Diversity. The 50-year old organization will shine a spotlight on these individuals, law schools, and organizations that have impacted legal education, the legal profession, and society at its Awards Gala on November 15, 2018, at The Ritz Carlton Washington, DC, where Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. will receive CLEO’s inaugural CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award.

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Tags: CLEO EDGE Awards, Education, Ritz Carlton, Awards Gala, Washington DC,
19
Sep
Presidential Advisor to Obama and Clinton, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. to be Honored by CLEO To Receive Inaugural CLEO EDGE Heritage Award

Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., advisor to presidents, noted civil rights leader/activist, attorney, businessman, and a board member to several Fortune 500 companies has been named the inaugural recipient of the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc.’s CLEO EDGE Heritage Award. Hereafter, the award will be named the “CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award” to commemorate his lifetime achievements. The Award will honor a person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the legal profession and society.

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04
Sep
CLEO EDGE Gala Committee Announced

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) announced that 25 persons have volunteered to serve on the Gala Committee for its 50th Anniversary to be held November 15, 2018, at The Ritz Carlton, Washington, DC. The Gala Committee plans and implements the major fundraiser that benefits CLEO’s programs. Phyllis P. Harris, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Legal Operations at Walmart, Inc. and a CLEO alumna, is the chairperson.

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03
Aug
CLEO Announces CLEO EDGE Award Honorees for Education

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural CLEO EDGE Award in Education. CLEO, widely renowned for its mission to increase the number of lawyers from diverse backgrounds, created these recognition awards to promote its focus on the three pillars or characteristics which undergird the organization’s purpose and in recognition of its 50th anniversary. Those pillars are Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality.

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Tags: CLEO EDGE Awards, Education, Ritz Carlton, Awards Gala, Washington DC,