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2014 Minority Bar Coalition Unity Awards

  • 12 Nov 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • UC Hastings College of the Law, Louis B. Mayer Lounge 198 McAllister Street, San Francisco CA 94102

Please join BALIF and other local minority bar associations Wednesday, November 12 for the 2014 Minority Bar Coalition Unity Awards Reception at UC Hastings. Come celebrate the extraordinary contributions of this year's honorees, including BALIF's very own Edward Joy.

The Minority Bar Coalition (MBC) is a network of more than 25 diverse bar associations in the Bay Area. Its annual Unity Awards recognize attorneys who have best shown a dedication to working in a unified manner to advance the cause of diversity in the legal profession.

Edward was nominated by the BALIF Board of Directors, which recognized Edward for outstanding work as Chair of the BALIF Community Ambassador Committee, working alongside the Asian American Bar Association (AABA) to stage a major fundraiser for the LGBTQQ youth organization LYRIC.

Edward has recruited a large and diverse Community Ambassador Committee, with two thirds of the Committee being people of color and half of the Committee being female. As Edward states, "The members of the Community Ambassador Committee represent BALIF throughout the year at galas and dinners sponsored by the other MBC organizations. I am proud that the face of BALIF is a diverse one."

Jamie Dupree, BALIF Board Co-Chair states, "Edward is BALIF's first Community Ambassador and in that role he has created a robust committee forging strong bonds with other MBC member organizations. He has gotten to know dozens of other MBC members on an individual level and has spearheaded a number of BALIF initiatives in support of MBC member causes, such as the joint BALIF/AABA LYRIC event and fundraiser. This award is richly deserved."

Presented with UC Hastings Legal Education Opportunity Program
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
UC Hastings College of the Law
Louis B. Mayer Lounge
198 McAllister Street, San Francisco CA 94102

Welcome Remarks by: Chancellor & Dean Frank H. Wu, UC Hastings College of the Law

Introduction and awards by: The Honorable Tara M. Desautels, MBC Judicial Liaison

Keynote Address by: Justice Goodwin H. Liu, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court

Light refreshments. Complimentary Admission & no RSVP required. Please direct questions to: or

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