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September 2011

Gordon & Rees Receives "Diversity Leadership Award" from the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations

On September 8, 2011, Gordon & Rees received the "Diversity Leadership Award" from the Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee (DILP) of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations.  The Diversity Leadership Award recognizes a Colorado law firm or corporate legal department that is a leader in diversity.  Nominees were judged on measurable results in areas including attracting, welcoming, retaining and promoting diverse attorneys.  "Gordon & Rees is honored to accept this distinguished award and grateful to receive recognition for our leadership in promoting diversity throughout the legal profession.  We are proud of the results of our efforts and we look forward to continuing to advance diversity on a local and national level," stated Denver Partner Franz Hardy, the Chair of the firm's national Diversity Committee.

"In Colorado we are at the forefront nationally of diversity initiatives, which is evidenced each year by the quality and quantity of nominations we receive for DILP's awards.  This year was no different, as the competition for the awards was incredible," said DILP Chair Meshach Rhoades in a statement. "We are honored to celebrate Colorado's many achievements in this space, and specifically to recognize the work of our award recipients and express our sincere appreciation for all they do for our community."

The DILP Committee is comprised of attorneys from the Denver and Colorado legal communities as well as representatives from the University of Colorado School of Law and the University of Denver College of Law.  DILP's goal is to cultivate diversity within the legal community and work with law schools, law students, practicing lawyers, and legal employers throughout Colorado to promote diversity at all levels. 

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Franz Hardy