The attorneys of Cooper, White & Cooper LLP are proud to announce the firm’s fourth year of receiving a Diversity Award from the Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA) for its diversity efforts in 2020. As noted by CWC partner, Kristen Thall Peters, at this year’s virtual award ceremony: “[she is] honored to be a partner at a firm with so many who mentor others, judge moot court competitions and volunteer for organizations which promote diversity, among so many other activities. It is because of these individuals, as well as those actions of our firm as a whole, that we are able to shine in our efforts to improve diversity in both our firm and in our communities.”
Please click here to watch the ten minute awards video. CWC congratulates all the amazing attorneys and others who make CCCBA such a wonderful organization.
The CCCBA Diversity Committee introduced the award in 2017, along with the development of its Diversity Award Checklist, on which the first set of awards were presented in 2018 (https://www.cccba.org/commitment-to-diversity). It is also of note that the extensive diversity checklist was designed for law firms of all sizes to promote diversity and support the legal needs of their local communities by providing measurable tasks and ideas lawyers can utilize to increase their commitment to diversity.
In 2019, CCCBA received an ABA Partnership Award for its innovative Diversity Award Checklist at the ABA National Conference of Bar Presidents meeting. The checklist was the brainchild of the CCCBA’s Diversity Committee’s Diversity Award Subcommittee, of which CWC partner, Kristen Thall Peters, has been a member from its inception and played a large hand in the checklist’s development and evolution.