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.

2018 Recipient

Los Abogados

Los Abogados, Arizona’s Hispanic Bar Association, is celebrating its 42nd year. In addition to providing networking and professional development opportunities to its over 200 members, Los Abogados is dedicated to promoting education, diversity, and advocacy within the Hispanic and greater community in Arizona. In 1988, Los Abogados created the Hon. Valdemar A. Cordova Scholarship in honor of Arizona’s first Latino federal district court judge. Through the efforts of its members and partners, Los Abogados was able to establish endowed scholarships of $100,000 each at ASU and UofA, and continues to award scholarships to deserving Summit law students. We are proud to be commencing our second year of our LSAT fellowship program, which has been a great success in supporting students before applying to law school, and increasing the pipeline of Latino/a students in the profession. Los Abogados continues to support students through law school and as they enter the profession. Los Abogados believes our judiciary should reflect the diversity of our community, and is dedicated to supporting attorneys interested in applying for all levels of the judiciary. Los Abogados is also active at the state legislature, and in protecting civil rights, particularly of those most vulnerable in our community.

Los Abogados Members (left to right):  Jessica Sanchez, Antonio Bustamante, Ashley Villaverde Halvorson, President and Marcos A. Tapia


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
2018 Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association



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