Crowe & Dunlevy Receives Diversity Award

 From left to right: William H. Hoch , Nkem House , Christopher Staine, Anita Ayisi and Jimmy K. Goodman



Crowe & Dunlevy was recently honored by the Oklahoma City Association of Black Lawyers with the 2009 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Diversity Award.

The firm received the honor at the OCABL's annual scholarship and awards reception at the Oklahoma Bar Center in Oklahoma City.

The award, named for Dr. Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, a noted civil rights activist, is presented each year to a person or entity for championing the cause of diversity in the legal field.

“We recognize the importance of diversity in the legal industry and we are honored to receive such a meaningful award,” Roger A. Stong , president of Crowe & Dunlevy, said.

Crowe is also proud that Christopher Staine, joining the Firm in summer 2010, and Anita Ayisi, returning in 2010 for a second summer clerkship, received two of the three scholarships awarded by OCABL that same evening.

Crowe & Dunlevy has sponsored diversity scholarships at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University.  Its lawyers have been active for years at the local, state and national levels to increasing the diversity of the legal profession.

Fisher was the first African-American woman to attend the University of Oklahoma Law School and later became a professor at Langston University of Law, where she mentored many young minds and inspired commitment to championing the cause of civil rights.

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