The Boston Bar
Association today announced that nominations are now being
accepted for its prestigious Beacon Award -- established in 2010 to
recognize exceptional leadership in advancing diversity and inclusion in Greater
Boston's legal profession. The 2012 award will presented at a special reception
in early November.
The Committee will cast an extraordinarily wide net in seeking
nominations and will consider both individuals and groups doing innovative work
to meet the challenge of creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession
in Greater Boston. Some very basic guidelines (not bright lines) for
nominees include people or organizations that can broadly be said to:
1. Demonstrate achievement in the area of diversity and inclusion in
Boston's legal profession.
2. Serve as role models for innovation and
sustainability for diversity and inclusion.
3. Have helped move the
frontier of diversity and inclusion in the law or in Greater Boston's legal
Any person or any organization -- whether public or private, department
or sub-department, individual or organization -- should be considered. The
list of nominees should be as diverse and inclusive as the spirit of the Beacon
Submit your nominations by June 8 to Heather Leary: Hleary@bostonbar.org. Nominations may be
as simple as a suggestion and a brief reason why they should be
considered. The committee welcomes supplemental materials but they are not
required at the nomination stage. The committee may follow up with
requests for additional information for those that move into the final round of
The Beacon Award was developed by the BBA's
Diversity & Inclusion Section.
Members of the Beacon Award Nominating Committee:
Owyang, National Grid USA (Chair)
Navjeet Bal, Nixon Peabody
Hubbard, Mintz Levin
Cristina Gonzalez, Staples Inc.
Suffolk University Law School
Christina Miller, Suffolk County District
Macey Russell, Choate, Hall & Stewart
Sinnott, City of Boston