Purpose: The HBA Diversity Awards recognize outstanding achievements and dedication by law offices, legal departments and individuals in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession. The nominations are reviewed by a committee of representatives from the HBA, the Gender Fairness Committee, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and the LGBTQ Committee. The awards will be presented at the HBA’s Diversity & Inclusion 1L Summer Clerkship Program Celebration this summer.
History: The HBA Diversity Awards were created in the 2019-2020 bar year by then-HBA President Benny Agosto, Jr. This year, a new nomination form was developed to assist and encourage law offices and individuals to self-nominate or nominate another individual or organization for recognition.
Requirements: The HBA encourages Houston legal employers to apply, as well as individual HBA members who have achieved significant progress for diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession.
Entry: Click here to download the application form (Word document). Send the application form by 5:00 p.m., April 23, 2021, to HBA Associate Executive Director Tara Shockley at email@example.com.