News

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.

Posted in: CLEO EDGE AWARDS,
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.

Posted in: CLEO EDGE AWARDS,
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.

Posted in: EVENTS, CLICKS,
05
Aug
CLEO 2nd Annual Virtual Class Reunion & Open House – Thursday, August 19, 2021

On Thursday, August 19, 2021 CLEO inc will host it’s 2nd Annual Virtual Class Reunion & Open House. We invite everyone who has previously attended a CLEO program and all of our many friends and supporters from the legal community to join us! This great one-hour event will feature CLEO program and service highlights, plus networking opportunities!

Posted in: CLEO ALUMNI, CLEO, EVENTS,
18
May
CLEO Announces Transition to Permanent Virtual Office and Remote Work Environment

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO), a pioneer and known leader in the legal diversity pipeline movement, is pleased to announce that, after careful deliberation, the organization is transitioning to working remotely on a permanent basis.

Posted in: PRESS,
08
Aug
[CLICKS] My Voice Matters Virtual Teen Town Hall – Safe Return

Return On Saturday, August 28th, as we approach the end of summer and the beginning of the 2021/22 school year, CLICKS will present our next virtual townhall for teens and adults. As we know, our communities and schools face many challenges when it comes to the decision of returning to in-person learning.

Posted in: EVENTS, CLICKS,
19
Mar
[CLICKS] My Voice Matters Virtual Teen Town Hall – Music & Protest

On Saturday, March 27th, CLICKS will host a virtual townhall for teens and adults regarding the realities of interactions with law enforcement and the glaring disparity in media coverage of these encounters when involving Black girls and women. This discussion will examine the adultification of young Black girls, implicit biases towards Black women, and the need for social justice movements to become more gender inclusive.

Posted in: EVENTS, CLICKS,
02
Mar
Tribute to Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.: The Passing of a Civil Rights Visionary and Icon

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) Board of Directors, Advisory Council, staff, and its thousands of alumni and students express their sincere condolences to Vernon E. Jordan Jr. ’s wife, children, grandchildren, and extended family and friends.

Posted in: CLEO, FEATURE,
28
Jan
CLEO Announces Appointees to Board of Directors and Advisory Council

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Board member, Brandy Smith with Lincoln Financial Group and a new Advisory Council member, Rachel Okolski with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).

Posted in: CLEO, PRESS,
13
Sep
CLEO Announces Call for Nominations for 53rd Anniversary Celebration

 Alexandria, Virginia, September 10, 2021—The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) has opened its call for nominations for the CLEO EDGE Awards for its 53rd Anniversary. The CLEO EDGE Honors Reception will be held virtually on Thursday, November 18, 2021, beginning at 6:00pm ET.

Posted in: CLEO, CLEO EDGE AWARDS, EVENTS, PRESS,
30
Nov
CLEO SPOTLIGHTS LAW SCHOOL, ATTORNEYS, AND ACTIVISTS WITH VIRTUAL PROGRAM IN HONOR OF ITS 52ND ANNIVERSARY

Stacey Y. Abrams, Penn State Dickinson Law, Barbara McQuade, and the Three Black Lives Matter Co-Founders Recognized during November 12th Virtual Awards Reception. In celebration of its 52nd anniversary, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) recently hosted its CLEO EDGE Virtual Honors Reception, recognizing six outstanding leaders in Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality in the legal profession and throughout society.

Posted in: CLEO EDGE AWARDS,
11
Nov
Four Individuals and a Law School Are Recipients of CLEO EDGE Honors Awards

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 CLEO EDGE Awards in Education, Diversity, and Greater Equality. 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.

Posted in: CLEO EDGE AWARDS, PRESS,