The American Bar Association announced that Justice Goodwin Liu is one of four recipients of the 2023 Spirit of Excellence Award from the Association’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. (Video here, starting at 3:10.)

The Commission’s mission “is to serve as a catalyst promoting diversity and inclusion within the legal profession and the ABA by facilitating the entry, participation and retention of diverse lawyers.” The award “celebrate[s] the efforts and accomplishments of lawyers who work to promote a more racially and ethnically diverse legal profession. Awards are presented to the lawyers who excel in their professional settings; who personify excellence on the national and international level; and who have demonstrated a commitment to racial and ethnic diversity in the legal professional.”

Justice Liu and the other honorees will receive their awards at a February 4 ceremony during the ABA Midyear Meeting in New Orleans.