Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee shall encourage and promote diversity among under-represented and under-served groups in our legal and broader community.  The primary focus is diversity of the Akron Bar Association and the Summit County legal community.

Committee Leadership



Diversity Award:

The Diversity Award celebrates a business or organization that demonstrates a commitment to a diversity and inclusion in Summit County.

Award Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate a consistent pattern of the organization’s commitment to the recruitment, retention and promotion of individuals of underrepresented populations;
  • Cultivate and promote diversity initiatives that establish and foster a more inclusive and equitable work environment;
  • Promote and facilitate equitable education and social engagement with and between people of varying ethnic or religious backgrounds, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and/or physical and mental capabilities;
  • Exhibit visionary and insightful leadership to confront and resolve inequities through strategic decision-making, allocation of resources, and establishment of priorities;
  • Outline defined goals, actions steps and accomplishments toward achieving a work environment that recognizes, promotes and encourages a diverse workforce at all levels throughout an organization;
  • Create new and progressive best practices that support diversity and inclusion goals.

Nomination Deadline:

  • Annually prior to the 1st day of April

Nomination Form:

Past Recipients:

  • Martin H. Belsky (2017)


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