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Sep
CLEO Officially Launches New Original Podcast “CLEO EDGE” Examining Diversity, Access to Law School, and Issues Shaping Today’s Legal Profession

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO), a leading national diversity pipeline organization for the legal profession, proudly announces that Juan Carlos Polanco, Esq., MBA has been named its new Chief Executive Officer.

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15
Nov
Congressman Jamie Raskin to Speak at CLEO EDGE Awards–Champion of Civil Rights and Education

Alexandria, VA – November 16, 2022 – U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) will attend the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc.’s (CLEO) 4th Annual CLEO EDGE Honors Reception & Awards Program on Thursday, November 17, 2022.  He will provide remarks at the event which will take place at the law office of Greenberg Trauig, 2101 L Street, NW,  Suite 1000, Washington, DC, from 6-8pm ET.  In celebration of its 54th Anniversary, the CLEO EDGE Awards will be given to five outstanding leaders in Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the legal profession and throughout society, including two with the CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award.

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12
Nov
MAJOR LAW FIRMS AND CORPORATIONS ARE AMONG CLEO EDGE RECEPTION SPONSORS–FUNDS BENEFIT UNDER-REPRESENTED LAW STUDENTS

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO), widely renowned for its mission “to inspire, motivate, and prepare students from underrepresented communities to succeed in law school and beyond,” is excited to announce  the sponsors of the 4th Annual CLEO EDGE Honors Reception & Awards Program in the three pillar categories of Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality, as well as the CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award. The event will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at the law offices of Greenberg Traurig, 2101 L Street, NW,  Suite 1000, Washington, DC, from 6-8pm ET.

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03
Nov
CLEO Announces 2022 CLEO EDGE Award Honorees for Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO), widely renowned for its mission “to inspire, motivate, and prepare students from underrepresented communities to succeed in law school and beyond,” has announced the 2022 recipients of its CLEO EDGE Awards, which recognize excellence and achievement in the key pillars of Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality. The 4th Annual CLEO EDGE Honors Reception & Awards Program will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at the law offices of Greenberg Traurig, 2101 L Street, NW,  Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET.

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17
Oct
From Undocumented Immigrant to U.S. Military Attorney Attended CLEO’s Flagship Program in 2013

When Eduardo Reyes-Chavez entered the United States as an 11-year old child and without proper documents, he had walked through the hot desert without food and water. Ultimately, he was led to Utah. But there was no way he could have predicted that one day he would become a military lawyer serving in the United States Navy’s Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.

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26
Oct
An Officer and A Gentleman Chief Judge of U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals Is CLEO Alum

wenty-six years ago, Brigadier General Ronald D. Sullivan began his impressive career after he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Howard University and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in 1993. In the summer of 1993, he matriculated at the CLEO Six Week Summer Institute (now the CLEO Pre-Law Summer Institute) at the University of Richmond School of Law.

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11
Jul
CLEO Announces New CEO for Preeminent Diversity Pipeline Organization

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO), a leading national diversity pipeline organization for the legal profession, proudly announces that Juan Carlos Polanco, Esq., MBA has been named its new Chief Executive Officer.

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12
Apr
A Statement by the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. Saluting Ketanji Brown Jackson In Her Historic Rise to the U.S. Supreme Court

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) congratulates Hon. Ketanji Brown Jackson, Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, who, sometime this summer, is poised to become the 116th Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and the first African-American woman to sit on the highest court in the nation.

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17
Mar
CLEO Partners With the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law in the CLIC Program

Alexandria, VA—March 17, 2022—The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) is pleased to announce that the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law is the newest law school to partner with CLEO’s innovative law school access program, CLIC, or CLEO Legally Inspired Cohort.

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04
Nov
Cassandra Sneed Ogden to Receive CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award at 2021 Virtual Awards Reception

Alexandria, VA—November 4, 2021—Cassandra Sneed Ogden, former Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) Chief Executive Officer,  will be the recipient of the CLEO EDGE Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Heritage Award on Thursday, November 18, 2021.  Ogden will be recognized for her lifetime achievements during the CLEO EDGE Honors virtual reception. She led the venerable, 53-year old organization from 1995 until her retirement in 2020.

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21
Oct
CLEO Announces Three Individuals to Receive CLEO EDGE Honors Awards

Alexandria, VA—October 21, 2021—Evangeline Mitchell, Yolanda Hawkins-Bautista, and Cuong Quy Huynh will be the recipients of the 2021 CLEO EDGE Awards during the CLEO EDGE Virtual Honors Reception on November 18, 2021, from  6 – 7:30pm.  CLEO, widely renowned for its mission to increase the number of lawyers from diverse backgrounds, created these 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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26
Aug
NEA Vice President to be a Featured Speaker at Virtual Teen Town Hall Meeting

National Education Association (NEA) Vice President Princess Moss will be part of a discussion focused on “The Safe Return in 2021: Back to School, This is the Year!” Joining her are Dr. Karla Paylor, a Maryland-Licensed Pediatrician; Dr. Kellie McCants-Price, a Maryland-Board Certified Child Psychologist; and Subramonianpillai Teal, a Maryland-Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical.

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