April 29, 2019

Champions for Disability Inclusion in the Legal Profession Award

The 2019 Award will be given to Sidley Austin LLP at the Commission's Reception for Lawyers with Disabilities on Monday, August 12, 2019 in San Francisco, California, during the ABA 2019 Annual Meeting. The Reception will be held at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Pacific Time at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in Nob Hill, on the Lower B2 level.

Honorees

2019 Honoree: Sidley Austin

2018 Honoree: Accenture

About the Award

Champions for Disability Inclusion in the Legal Profession Award

Who are the Champions for Disability Inclusion in the Legal Profession?  Champions facilitate diversity and inclusion in their recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion of attorneys with disabilities.  Champions serve as role models, both influencing and inspiring others in the legal profession to take action.  Champions reach out to lawyers with disabilities to understand their challenges and barriers.  Champions forge relationships with state bars, law schools, and colleges to welcome persons with disabilities into the profession.  Finally, Champions hold themselves and others accountable for disability diversity and inclusion.


The American Bar Association (ABA), through its Commission on Disability Rights (CDR), recognizes a law firm or corporation that have made measurable progress in the recruitment, hiring, retention, and advancement to leadership positions of lawyers with disabilities. 

The 2019 Award will be given to Sidley Austin LLP at the Commission's Reception for Lawyers with Disabilities on Monday, August 12, 2019 in San Francisco, California, during the ABA 2019 Annual Meeting.


Nomination Form

To nominate your law firm or in-house corporate counsel, please download the fillable form here, and then email it to amy.allbright@americanbar.org.

Note: If you are experiencing technical issues with the submission of the Champions Award nomination form, please contact us at amy.allbright@americanbar.org or 202-662-1575.

Past honorees

Microsoft and Perkins Coie