Julius L. Chambers Diversity Champion Award
The Julius Chambers Diversity Champion Award is presented each year by the Mecklenburg County Bar through its Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Its purpose is to recognize an attorney who champions diversity and inclusion in the Charlotte area while embodying high ethical standards, unquestioned integrity and consistent competence. Nominations are due on or before Friday, October 26, 2018, 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 on February 28, 2019.
Nominees must be attorneys based in Mecklenburg County who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and impact in the following areas"
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