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Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award

Established in 2015, the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award is  presented by the Board of Governors to an attorney, judge, employer, organization, or bar association that significantly advances diversity and inclusion in the Arizona legal community through creative, strategic, or innovative efforts.

2021 Recipient

Carol Scott Berry, retired Phoenix Municipal Court Judge. The wife and mother, is a Los Angeles native, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a juris doctorate from Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

Judge Berry is a member of numerous civic and professional organizations including the American Judges Association, Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Arizona Black Bar Association, Arizona Community Foundation African American Giving Empowerment Circle (AAWEGC), National Association of Women Judges and Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church (PRBC). She is a member of the ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy Advisory Board, State Civil Rights Advisory Board, State Bar Task Force on Social Justice, PRBC Legal Advocacy Ministry Leader and Teaching Leader in Bible Study Fellowship International.

Berry is the recipient of several awards including the Arizona Black Bar 2017 Cecil Patterson Community Service Award, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice 2017 Medgar Edgars Award and the 2007 Alpha Phi Alpha Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund Award. Judge Berry is a frequent speaker in Arizona Teen Court and other platforms encouraging and educating the public, grade school, college and law students about the legal profession.

 

Previous Recipients

The award has been presented to:

2016 Indian Legal Program at Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
2017 Arizona Collaborative Bar
2018 Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association
2019 Hon. Randall M. Howe
James P. O'Sullivan
2020 Hon. David B. Gass
Ashley Villaverde Halvorson
2021 Hon. Carol Scott Berry (ret.)
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