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Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Soaring Eagle Award

Soaring Eagle

The Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Soaring Eagle Award was established in 1997 and symbolizes the struggle of lawyers of color as they travel the road to personal and professional success. The AAJ Minority Caucus presents this award annually to an attorney who, despite the challenges of his or her own journey, pursues excellence and has made outstanding efforts and contributions to the legal profession in paving the way for others. This award symbolizes the struggles of lawyers of color as they travel down the road to personal and professional success.

Congratulations to Daryl Parks and Benjamin Crump, Parks & Crump, L.L.C., Tallahassee, Florida, winners of the 2012 Soaring Eagle Award! Awards will be presented at the Minority Caucus Reception on Sunday, July 29, 2012 during the AAJ Annual Convention in Chicago, IL.

Past Recipients

1997: J. Robert Carr, AAJ Staff
1998: Lem Howell, AAJ Member
1999: Johnnie Cochran, Special Guest
2000: Charles Mathis, AAJ Member
2001: Robert Hernandez, AAJ Member
2002: Donald L. Hollowell, Special Guest
2003: Fred D. Gray, Special Guest
2004: Antonia Hernandez, Special Guest
2005: Judge Horace T. Ward, Special Guest
2006: Judge Matthew J. Perry, Jr., Special Guest
2007: Charles B. Rangel, Special Guest
2008: Judge U.W. Clemon, Special Guest
2009: Nina Perales, Special Guest 
2010: Frankie Muse Freeman, Special Guest
2011: Judge Charles Price, Special Guest

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