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Diversity Conference

A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Clarence M. Dunnaville Jr. Achievement Award

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The Clarence M. Dunnaville Jr. Achievement Award, sponsored by the Diversity Conference of the Virginia State Bar, honors a member of the Virginia State Bar for setting an example that fellow members can emulate to meet the conference’s goal of fostering, encouraging, and facilitating diversity and inclusion in the bar, the judiciary, and the legal profession. The award commemorates the life of Clarence M. Dunnaville Jr. and his unceasing devotion to improving diversity and equality in our Commonwealth. The inaugural award was presented to Clarence M. Dunnaville Jr. in 2012.

 

The Diversity Conference will present the Clarence M. Dunnaville Jr. Achievement Award at the Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach on Friday, June 16, 2017. All entries must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 7, 2017. For additional information, please contact Stephanie Blanton at Blanton@vsb.org for more information.
 

Past Recipients:

2016  The Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee
2015  Manuel A. Capsalis
2014  Martha JP McQuade
2013  Darrel Tillar Mason
2012  Clarence M. Dunnaville Jr.

 

Award Criteria

The following criteria will be used as a guide to select the winner of this award:

  • Significant, demonstrable, and outstanding contribution to fostering, encouraging, or facilitating diversity and inclusion in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Demonstrated dedication to raising issues of diversity and protecting civil and human rights in the Commonwealth of Virginia; and/or
  • Participation in corporate and/or community events that promote mutual respect, acceptance, cooperation or tolerance in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Nominating Committee of the Virginia State Bar Diversity Conference will review applications and select the winner.  Members of the Nominating Committee are not eligible to win.

 

Nomination Instructions and Deadline

To nominate someone for this award, please submit the following information, by no later than Friday, April 7, 2017, to the address below: 1) Nominee’s full name and contact information; 2) In 500 words or less, describe how the nominee satisfies the criteria above; 4) Name, address, and phone number of person(s) submitting nomination.

 

All nominations should be sent using the Nominationas Form.