Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award

Established in 2015, the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award is  presented by the Board of Governors to an attorney, judge, employer, organization, or bar association that significantly advances diversity and inclusion in the Arizona legal community through creative, strategic, or innovative efforts.

2017 Recipient

AZ Collaborative BarTHE ARIZONA COLLABORATIVE BAR is an innovative way to create a pipeline of communication and collaboration amongst the diversity bars to provide ongoing benefits to all its members. Each organization has heard from some of its members “I wish I could afford to belong to all the diversity bar associations”. The Arizona Collaborative Bar is a way for individual members of the member organizations to network with one another and to learn more about each member organization.

The Arizona Collaborative Bar is formed of member diversity bar organizations. Starting in 2015 with only five organizations, the current Arizona Collaborative Bar has doubled in size. Members include the Arizona Asian American Bar Association, Arizona Black Bar, Arizona Jewish Lawyers Association, Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Iranian American Bar Association – Phoenix Chapter, LGBT Bar Association-Arizona, Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association, Native American Bar Association – Arizona, and South Asian Bar Association – Arizona.

Throughout the year, the members of the Arizona Collaborative Bar meet and plan CLEs and other activities that are open to all members of its member organizations. Each event treats all member organizations the same.


Previous Recipients: 

The award has been presented to:

2016 Indian Legal Program at Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
2017 Arizona Collaborative Bar



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