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This year the Diversity in the Legal Profession (DILP) has created the first annual Diversity Awards. 

Winners will be announced at the Diversity Reception following the Rocky Mountain Legal Diversity Summit on September 20, 2007.  These awards will honor the employer and the individual from Colorado who are instrumental in advancing diversity within the legal profession.

Description of Awards:

Qwest Diversity Leadership Award will recognize the law firm or corporate legal department that is a leader in diversity.  The organization will have measurable results in the areas such as: attracting, welcoming, retaining and promoting diverse attorneys; thus showing a commitment to advance diversity within their organization.

Qwest Diversity Trailblazer Individual of the Year will honor a Colorado attorney who has made meaningful and significant efforts to advance diversity within his or her organization and/or the legal profession. 

NOTE:  For national firms, we will be looking at the Colorado office(s) only.  For corporate departments, we will be looking at the legal department in Colorado only. 

Please email the name of the individual or organization you are nominating, along with a brief statement, e.g. one short paragraph, describing why the nominee is deserving of the award.  Members of the Awards Committee will follow up with all nominees to gather further information prior to the formal selection process.

Patty Powell ( or Jennifer Ungar(

Deadline for nominations is June 1, 2007.