Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion Award

The Mecklenburg County Bar Diversity & Inclusion Committee is accepting nominations for the 2015 Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion Award, an annual award presented to an individual who embodies high ethical standards, unquestioned integrity, consistent competence and who champions diversity in the legal profession. Nominations are due on or before Friday, October 31, 2014 and should be addressed to members of the MCB Diversity & Inclusion Committee, sent to MCB Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator Amina DeBurst at adeburst@meckbar.org or 2850 Zebulon Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208. The award will be presented to the selected recipient at the McMillan Fund Fellowship Dinner in February 2015.

 

Award candidates will be evaluated based on one or more of the following criteria:

  • She/he facilitates recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse individuals in the legal profession.
  • She/he provides outstanding service and education to the community at large by unifying and uplifting diverse people of all backgrounds.
  • She/he promotes ideals of diversity in the legal profession.

The Award is fittingly named after its first honoree, the distinguished civil rights attorney Julius L. Chambers. Mr. Chambers represented the plaintiffs in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school desegregation case Swann v. Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education.

Julius L. Chambers Diversity Award Winners

Julius L. Chambers - 2008

George V. Hanna III - 2009

Judge Clifton E. Johnson - 2010

James E. Ferguson II - 2011

Judge Rickye McKoy-Mitchell - 2012

Georgia J. Lewis - 2013

Elisa Chinn-Gary - 2014