In a gala ceremony in Houston, Texas, LCLD President Robert Grey was honored with the American Bar Association's 2015 Spirit of Excellence Award, in recognition of his efforts to increase diversity in the legal profession.

Other honorees included Kim Askew, a Partner with K&L Gates in Dallas; Jacquelyn Nguyen, Circuit Judge with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena, California; and Kevin Washburne, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

“Diversity is the most valuable assets among us as inclusion of different ideas and perspectives unites and strengthens us,” said Commission Chair F. John Garza, in the ABA's story about the event. “The Commission is privileged to present the ABA Spirit of Excellence Award to these honorees who have expanded opportunities for so many while distinguishing themselves as legal professionals who bring unique and innovative solutions for their clients, communities and the profession.”

For more on the American Bar Association's Diversity efforts, click here.