J. Danielle Carr
, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at national law firm Polsinelli
, was recently honored by the Black Women Lawyers Association (BWLA) of Greater Chicago, Inc.
Carr received the BWLA 2018 President’s Award for her efforts and dedication as chair of the organization’s Scholarship Board. She will continue to serve on the BWLA Scholarship Board for the 2018-19 bar year. Founded in 1987, BLWA works to identify and address issues unique to African American women lawyers and judges, increase participation of women and minorities in the legal system, and advance civil and human rights.
“Danielle’s unwavering commitment and diligent work to provide scholarship monies for women law students of color is critical to the future of our profession,” said Mary Clare Bonaccorsi, managing partner of Polsinelli’s Chicago office. “I am proud of our firm’s long-standing support and sponsorship of BWLA. I have seen firsthand the tremendous value a diverse, inclusive workforce can make to both our clients and our firm.”
Throughout her career, Carr has worked tirelessly to advance diversity and inclusion efforts within the field of law. In July, she will be installed as president of the Mound City Bar Association
, one of the oldest African American bar associations west of the Mississippi River. Founded in 1922 as the St. Louis Negro Bar Association, Carr will serve as the organization’s 96th
Last year, Carr was honored by the Missouri Asian Bar Association as the recipient of their Torchbearer Award. She also received the 2017 Ronda F. Williams Service Award from the Saint Louis University. In addition, Missouri Lawyers Weekly honored Carr in 2017 with its prestigious Women's Justice Enterprise Award.
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