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SD County Bar wins ABA award for diversity program

The San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) is the recipient of the 2014 American Bar Association (ABA) Partnership Award in recognition of the SDCBA's Diversity Fellowship Program.

The ABA Partnership award recognizes bar associations nationwide for programs that display measured success in their direct efforts to diversify the legal community and advance the careers of professionals from underrepresented backgrounds.

The SDCBAís Diversity Fellowship Program was created in 2008 by the SDCBA in conjunction with the Association of Corporate Counsel-San Diego (ACC-SD) to provide law students with the opportunity to garner experience in the profession.┬áThe program pairs first-year law students from diverse backgrounds with local law firms and corporate legal departments for 8-10 weeks during the summer months.

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