2019 AWARD WINNERS


UMBA wishes to recognize firms, attorneys, and judges who promote diversity and demonstrate commitment to underserved populations, especially within the legal community.  More information to come soon.


UMBA Distinguished Lawyer of the Year. This award goes to a member of the Utah State Bar who has demonstrated achievement or dedication to objectives consistent with the mission and purpose of UMBA. 

 


UMBA Law Firm of the Year. This award goes to a law firm in Utah that has demonstrated achievement or dedication to objectives consistent with the mission and purpose of UMBA.


Pete Suazo Community Service Award. This award is named after the late Senator Pete Suazo, who dedicated his life to service to minority communities. The award goes to a member of the community (whether a lawyer or non-lawyer) who serves minority communities.


Jimi Mitsunaga Excellence in the Law Award. This award is named in honor of Jimi Mitsunaga, one of the First 50 minority attorneys in Utah, who contributed much to the legal profession in Utah and who worked tirelessly to promote the provision of legal services to underserved communities, including minority communities. The award goes to a member of the Utah State Bar who has excelled in the practice of criminal law or has made a substantial contribution toward the mission and purpose of UMBA.


Annual Donation Drive Award. This award goes to a law firm or attorney team in Utah who raises the most money per attorney for UMBA's annual charitable donation drive. We are not accepting nominations for this award as the winners were announced at our Juneteenth social.