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Boston Honored as ‘Diversity & Social Justice Champion’ by Legal Outreach

July 8, 2022

Arnold & Porter partner Sheila S. Boston was recently honored with the “2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion Award” for her leadership of the New York City Bar Association and “her outstanding commitment to the legal profession” during Legal Outreach’s 39th Annual Benefit. Legal Outreach is a nonprofit, diversity pipeline educational program that serves “low-income, mostly minority, and/or first generation urban youth from underserved neighborhoods in New York City.”

During the ceremony, Boston was lauded for her “stellar leadership” of the New York City Bar “during extremely challenging times.” Boston was also praised for her involvement with Legal Outreach, which began when she was a law school student and participated in the organization’s clinic at Columbia Law School.

Boston, a partner in the firm's Product Liability practice who defends clients from initiation of the case through trial and/or settlement, is valued by her clients for her advocacy skills, dependability, and collaborative spirit. In May 2020, Boston became the first woman of color installed as president of the 150-year-old New York City Bar Association.