Kenneth G. Standard to Receive ABA Lifetime Achievement Award
CHICAGO, Jan. 27, 2011 — Kenneth G. Standard, a New York-based labor and employment lawyer, will receive the 2011 Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Lifetime Achievement Award from the _ Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline.
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented Friday, Feb. 11 during a reception at the Marriott Marquis, Atlanta. The reception is part of the 2011 ABA Midyear Meeting, taking place Feb. 9 – 14.
Standard, general counsel to law firm Epstein, Becker and Green, was selected because of his lifelong dedication to increasing diversity in the legal profession, particularly among law students. He has demonstrated considerable leadership in addressing diversity issues, not only as a legal practitioner, but also as a former member of the ABA’s Diversity Pipeline Council.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes lifelong efforts to increase diversity in educational pipeline to the legal profession. Standard is the first to receive the recognition from the ABA Pipeline Council.
With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.
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