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 30, 2015 and should be addressed to members of the MCB Diversity & Inclusion Committee, sent to ChambersAward@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
Robert E. Harrington - 2015