Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Awards: USA 2019

We are delighted to announce details of our upcoming Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Awards: USA 2019.

When: Thursday, June 6, 2019

Where: San Francisco, USA

Chambers Diversity and Inclusion is led by Chambers D&I Manager Dee Sekar and aims to promote the advancement of inclusion across the global legal profession through research, training, workshops, forums and awards.

Over the past six years, we have conducted research and hosted diversity seminars across the USA, including events and awards in New York and Miami. The Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Awards represent the culmination of our research and also celebrate those firms and individuals who are furthering the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the US.

For the first time, all nominations can be filled out online via SurveyMonkey. Please ensure you read the relevant nomination guidelines below before you complete the nomination form.

Private Practice Guidelines

If you are applying for PRIVATE PRACTICE individual and firm awards – please complete this nomination form

In-House Guidelines

If you are applying for IN-HOUSE individual and firm awards – please complete this nomination form.

The deadline for nominations is Monday the 8th of April 2019

Private Practice Award Categories

Individual Awards (Private Practice)

Future Leader - Gender Diversity: This award is for an associate or senior associate who is leading the way in their commitment to gender diversity and inclusion.

Future Leader – LGBT+ Equality: This award is for an associate or senior associate who is leading the way in their commitment to LGBT+ diversity and inclusion.

Future Leader - Minority Lawyers: This award is for an associate or senior associate who is leading the way in their commitment to minorities’ diversity and inclusion.

Gender Diversity Lawyer of the Year: This award is for a partner who has shown dedication and commitment to gender diversity programs and/or taken an active role in organising events/discussions helping to further the advancement of women in the law.

LGBT+ Equality Lawyer of the Year: This award is for a partner who has shown dedication and commitment to LGBT diversity programs and/or taken an active role in organising events/discussions helping to further the advancement of LGBT+ professionals in the law.

Minority Lawyer of the Year: This award is for a partner who has shown dedication and commitment to minority diversity programs and/or taken an active role in organising events/discussions helping to further the advancement of minorities in the law.

Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year: This award is for a partner who is dedicated to pro bono work in the local or global community.

Outstanding Ally award: This award is for a partner that has shown an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession as an ally for diverse groups.

Outstanding Contribution to Furthering the Advancement of Diversity in the Legal Profession: This award is for a partner that has shown an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Firm Awards

Pro Bono Program of the Year: This award celebrates a firm’s dedication to reaching out to their local or global community.

Corporate Social Responsibility Lawyer of the Year: This award celebrates a firm’s dedication to corporate social responsibility work in their local or global community and creating new pathways for diverse groups to become involved in the profession.

Most Pioneering Firm for Female Lawyers: This award celebrates a firm’s commitment to increasing the opportunities for, and representation of, female lawyers.

Most Inclusive Firm for Minority Lawyers: This award celebrates a firm’s commitment to increasing the opportunities for, and representation of, minority lawyers.

Most Inclusive Firm for LGBT+ Lawyers: This award celebrates a firm’s commitment to increasing the opportunities for, and representation of, lawyers that identify as LGBT+.

Most Innovative Program for Employee Health and Well-being: This award is for the firm that has made a concerted effort to improve the well-being of their staff.
 
Outstanding Firm for Furthering Diversity and Inclusion: This award recognises efforts to ensure that diverse candidates are given equal opportunities in recruitment, retention and promotion.

In-House Award Categories

Individual Awards (In-House)

Future Leader - Gender Diversity: This award is for a junior counsel who is leading the way in their commitment to gender diversity and inclusion.

Future Leader – LGBT+ equality: This award is for a junior counsel who is leading the way in their commitment to LGBT+ diversity and inclusion.

Future Leader - Minority Lawyers: This award is a junior counsel who is leading the way in their commitment to minorities’ diversity and inclusion.

Gender Diversity Lawyer of the Year: This award is for a general counsel who has shown dedication and commitment to gender diversity programs and/or taken an active role in organising events/discussions helping to further the advancement of women in the law.

LGBT+ Equality Lawyer of the Year: This award is for a general counsel who has shown dedication and commitment to LGBT diversity programs and/or taken an active role in organising events/discussions helping to further the advancement of LGBT+ professionals in the law.

Minority Lawyer of the Year: This award is for a general counsel who has shown dedication and commitment to minority diversity programs and/or taken an active role in organising events/discussions helping to further the advancement of minorities in the law.

Corporate Social Responsibility Lawyer of the Year: This award is for a general counsel who is dedicated to corporate social responsibility work in the community and creating new pathways for diverse groups to become involved in the profession.

Outstanding Ally award: This award is for a partner that has shown an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession as an ally for diverse groups.

Outstanding Contribution to Furthering the Advancement of Diversity in the Legal Profession: This award is for a general counsel that has shown an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Company Awards

Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year: This award celebrates a company’s dedication to reaching out to their local community and affecting change to increase the representation of diverse candidates in the legal profession.

Most Innovative Program for Employee Health and Well-being: This awards is for the company that has made a concerted effort to improve the well-being of their staff.

Outstanding Company for Furthering Diversity and Inclusion: This award aims to recognise a company’s efforts to ensure that diverse candidates are given equal opportunities in recruitment, retention and promotion.


Please contact [email protected] for further information about the award categories and submissions.
 
For information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact: [email protected].

 

We are delighted to welcome Caren Ulrich Stacey, CEO of Diversity Lab as our guest presenter:

Caren Ulrich Stacy is a talent and behavioral science expert with more than 20 years of experience as the head of recruitment, development, and diversity for several of the world’s top law firms. After cofounding Lawyer Metrics, a start-up company acquired by the Access Group, that pioneered a “Moneyball” data-driven approach to lawyer recruitment and development, Caren created Diversity Lab to focus exclusively on closing the gender gap and increasing diversity and inclusion in the legal field. The Lab is an incubator for new and creative ideas that boost diversity and inclusion in law through the use of data, science, technology, and design-thinking.

To learn more about Diversity Lab click here.