Named for LCLD’s founder, the Rick Palmore LCLD Alumni Award is the LCLD Alumni community’s highest honor. The Rick Palmore LCLD Alumni Award recognizes the outstanding achievements, commitment, and leadership of LCLD 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.

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 Alumni whose vision, commitment and contributions have exemplified the mission of LCLD and the LCLD Alumni community and have had a lasting impact on LCLD Fellows and Pathfinders specifically, and their communities more generally.

The award winners will be announced in late May/early June and presented with the award in Dallas at the Leadership Symposium. 

For questions, please contact Corey Lee, Immediate Past Chair of the LCLD Alumni Executive Council and 2012 Fellow at, and Erin Hess, LCLD Alumni Program Manager at

Nomination Form

Please complete and submit the nomination form below no later than Friday, March 20, 2020, at 5:00 pm ET. All fields must be completed. All submissions will be acknowledged with a reply. Please see the Nomination Process "Resource" in the menu at left or below the form for selection criteria and additional information.