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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,
12
Sep
CLEO Announces CLEO EDGE Award Honorees for Diversity

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,
30
Aug
Nominations for Inaugural Greater Equality Award Announced

Individuals, law schools, and legal organizations that have made a significant impact on greater equality in legal education, the profession, and/or society will be recognized on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at The New York Athletic Club, in New York City by the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO). The Greater Equality Reception is the third reception of CLEO’s year-long 50th anniversary activities.

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01
Aug
CLEO 50th Anniversary “Greater Equality” Reception NYC Host Committee Announced

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) has announced the New York City Host Committee for its Greater Equality Reception to be held September 12, 2018, at New York City Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South. New York City is the third celebration site of CLEO’s 50th Anniversary, which includes three receptions and a gala in Washington, D.C. The committee is composed of an array of local community and national leaders, law school deans, and partners in law.

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31
Jul
Walmart Increases Access to Legal Education with New Partnership

Walmart Inc. and the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO), in recognition of CLEO’s historic 50th Anniversary celebration, announced today the launch of a new scholarship program intended to increase the accessibility of legal education to minority, low-income, and under-represented groups. The program is representative of Walmart’s push to increase diversity and inclusion across sectors and the value the company places on education.

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31
May
CLEO Continues 50th Anniversary Celebrations in San Francisco

On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) continues its year-long commemoration of its 50thAnniversary with a salute to individuals, law schools, and organizations that have had a significant impact on DIVERSITY in legal education, the profession, and/or society during the Diversity Reception at Google Downtown in San Francisco.

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