Judge Harbin-Forte Honored with Spirit of Excellence Award

spirit-of-excellenceJudge Brenda Harbin-Forte of the Alameda County Superior Court was recently honored with the ABA’s Spirit of Excellence Award at its Annual Meeting in Chicago in early February.

BASF nominated Judge Harbin-Forte for the award because of her efforts in spearheading diversity within the legal profession in California by helping to create a diversity pipeline, by urging greater transparency in reporting diversity on the bench, and by increasing judicial appointments of diverse attorneys.

Judge Harbin-Forte’s work is well known across the United States, with many states replicating portions of the procedures she has put into place. For her service, leadership, and dedication to diversity, Judge Harbin-Forte is well deserving of this distinguished national recognition.