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.
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.
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.)|
- Award of Appreciation
- Award of Special Merit
- Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award
- Hon. John R. Sticht Disability Achievement Award
- James A. Walsh Outstanding Jurist Award
- Member of the Year Award
- Michael C. Cudahy Criminal Justice Award
- Outstanding In-House Counsel of the Year Award
- President's Award
- Sharon A. Fullmer Legal Aid Attorney of the Year Award
- Tom Karas Criminal Justice Award