The Rick Palmore LCLD Alumni Award recognizes the outstanding achievements, commitment, and leadership of LCLD Fellows Alumni and Pathfinder Alumni whose exemplary contributions have had a substantial and lasting impact on the LCLD Fellows and Pathfinders network and in advancing the mission and goals of LCLD in the communities in which we practice and the legal profession more broadly.

Nomination & Selection Process

Eligible Nominees

Any member of the Fellows Alumni and Pathfinder Alumni communities (i.e., who had completed the Fellows or Pathfinder program on or before December 31, 2021). Members of the LCLD Alumni Executive Council are not eligible nominees.

Who May Nominate

Any of the following may nominate more than one nominee:

  • Fellows Alumni and Pathfinder Alumni
  • Current Fellows and Pathfinders (Class of 2022)
  • LCLD Members (General Counsel and Managing Partners)

Nomination Form

Please complete the award nomination form, which will be available from Friday, March 11, 2022 through Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 5:00 pm ET. Nominators will be asked to include a brief description (3 – 5 sentences) of why the nominee is deserving of recognition, including highlights of the nominee’s engagement and impact within the LCLD community, and achievements that exemplify and further LCLD’s mission and goals.

Selection Criteria & Process

Click here to read/download the full selection criteria and selection process information.

Past Winners

Click here to read profiles of the past winners of the Rick Palmore LCLD Alumni Award.

About Rick Palmore

Rick Palmore is one of most influential lawyers of our time and a nationally recognized advocate for diversity in the legal industry whose vision and hard work propelled, among countless other achievements, the founding of LCLD. Today, Rick serves on the Board as Founding Chair Emeritus and as Vice Chair of the Strategy and Innovation Committee. He continues to inspire his fellow Members to push the frontiers of diversity and inclusion for the legal profession.

About the Rick Palmore LCLD Alumni Award

In 2015, the LCLD Fellows Alumni Executive Council created the Rick Palmore LCLD Alumni Award as a way to honor the contributions of Rick Palmore to LCLD and to recognize LCLD Fellows Alumni whose vision, commitment and contributions have exemplified the mission of LCLD and the LCLD Fellows Alumni community and have had a lasting impact on LCLD Fellows and Fellows Alumni specifically and their communities more generally.

In 2019, in recognition of the evolving LCLD Alumni community and in the spirit of inclusion, we celebrate the exemplary contributions and impact made by LCLD Fellows Alumni and Pathfinder Alumni.


For questions, please contact Alyssa Yuen, LCLD Fellows Program Manager.