BBA Beacon Awards

A Celebration of the Work to Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

January 28, 2021  5:30 P.M.

The Beacon Awards recognizes individuals, organizations and corporations who are forging innovative paths toward a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive profession and greater community. This year’s virtual Beacon Awards will feature inspirational speeches and personal stories from honorees, broadcast right to your home or office.

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The Beacon Award is free to attend. If you are interested in attending, click here.

Interested in supporting our DEI Fellowship Program?  Refer to the right to purchase an Ally Ticket.

Ally Ticket

This year, 100% of Ally Ticket sales and additional contributions will benefit our Diversity Equity & Inclusion Summer Fellowship.

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Support the BBA and promote your firm or company at the event.

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Donate to the Beacon Fund

Make a charitable contribution to the BBF Beacon Fund to support our ongoing DEI work.



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Ally Tickets to Support the DEI Fellowship

The Beacon Awards is open to all who share our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. While attending the Beacon Awards celebration is free, the purchase of an Ally Ticket will go a long way in supporting our work. This year 100% of ticket sales and additional contributions will benefit our Diversity Equity & Inclusion Summer Fellowship program placing area law school students with a demonstrated interest in diversity into fully paid summer positions in public interest law offices and government agencies.


Voice of Change Award
Ralph C. Martin II

Awarded to a luminary leader in the legal community who has forged a new path and has played an extensive role in advancing diversity,equity, and inclusion within the profession.

Empowerment Award
COVID-19 Relief Coalition

Awarded to a powerful advocate that works to create systemic change in the wider community by amplifying the voices of underrepresented groups and advancing civil rights, access to justice, and/or diversity, equity, & inclusion.

Corporate Champion Award
Boston Scientific

Awarded to an in-house legal department that has been a leader in internal or external projects and practices that promote a more diverse, equitable, and  inclusive legal profession.

Beacon Award Selection Committee

The 2020 Beacon Award Selection Committee has been appointed to select honorees for the upcoming 11th Beacon Award for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.

Jasmine Jean-Louis
Weiner Brodsky Kider PC


BJ Trach
Latham & Watkins

Yalonda Howze
Committee Chair
Codiak BioSciences

Christopher Hart
Foley Hoag

Tracey West

Champion Sponsors

Leader Sponsors

Supporter Sponsors

Anderson & Krieger | Biogen | Burns & Levinson | Dain Torpy | Fidelity | Greenberg Traurig | Hogan Lovells | Holland & Knight | Liberty Mutual | Nolan Sheehan Patten LLP | RSM | StoneTurn | Sunstein | Thomson Reuters

Thank You to Our Affinity Bar Partners

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