The Harrisburg office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (K&L) is pleased to be the recipient of the 2004 Honorable Clarence Morrison Equal Professional Opportunity Award. The award, sponsored by the Dauphin County Bar Association’s (DCBA) Equal Professional Opportunity Committee (EPOC), is named for Judge Clarence C. Morrison–the first African American jurist in Dauphin County–and is bestowed upon the individual or organization whose contributions most effectively advance equal opportunity and diversity within the Bar. K&L was presented with the honor at EPOC’s annual dinner meeting on January 28, 2004.
Among the factors leading to K&L’s selection as the Morrison Award recipient, according to EPOC member and award presenter Bill Warren, is the firm’s “commitment to the cause of equal opportunity” through such initiatives as the identification of outstanding minority lawyers and law students, active EPOC participation and the hiring of a chief diversity officer.
Carleton Strouss, Administrative Partner of K&L’s Harrisburg office, commented: “We are truly honored to receive this award, and proud of all of our attorneys whose efforts continue to help us promote the ideals fostered by Judge Morrison and EPOC.”