A Celebration of the Work to Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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Thank you to everyone that joined us in celebrating the work to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at Boston Bar Association’s first virtual Beacon Awards which took place on Thursday, January 28, 2021
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 featured inspirational speeches and personal stories from honorees.
Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, the event was able to raise $80,000 which will allow the Boston Bar Association to continue our vital work in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within our profession, providing innovative educational programming, advancing the rule of law and access to justice initiatives in the community, and supporting our City through crucial public service initiatives.
Missed the Beacon Awards? Want to see it again? No problem! Click the link below to watch this inspiring event in the Boston legal community.
Support the DEI Fellowship
This year 100% of Ally ticket sales and additional contributions benefited 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.
If you missed the Beacon Awards but would still like to support the Beacon Fund, click the link below to learn more about the Fellowship and how to donate.
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.
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
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.