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 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.

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.

The Rick Palmore Award nominees have been submitted and are being reviewed by the selection committee. The award winners will be announced in late May/early June and presented with the award in Cincinnati at the Leadership Symposium. 

For questions, please contact Courtney Nolde, Fellows Alumni Program Manager, at