Kean Miller Recognized by ABA Council on Legal Education Opportunity

Kean Miller is pleased to announce that the American Bar Association’s  Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) has named the firm as an inaugural honoree of the William A. Blakey Diversity Pipeline Architects group.  This group is comprised of law firms, corporations, associations, law schools, and individuals who have played a critical role in the financial viability of CLEO.  Honorees will be recognized during CLEO's 45th Anniversary celebration on September 26 in Washington, DC.

The recognition is in honor of the late William A. “Buddy” Blakey.  Mr. Blakey was CLEO's Council Chairman Emeritus, and he dedicated his life to creating an educational pipeline that was available to students who exhibited the interest and acumen to pursue a quality legal education.

About CLEO

CLEO is a nonprofit entity of the American Bar Association. The organization's mission is to diversify the legal profession. Since its inception in 1968, CLEO has been at the forefront of helping minority, low-income and disadvantaged students gain access to law school, successfully matriculate and pass the bar exam. For more information about CLEO, visit:

About Kean Miller

Kean Miller was formed in 1983, based on a foundation of mutual respect among attorneys, meaningful collaboration with clients, and an overarching commitment to serve the community. Almost thirty years later, this fundamental philosophy is stronger than ever - from the people we represent, to the people we employ, from the charitable organizations we serve, to the civic causes we support.  From our inception, Kean Miller has recognized the value of diverse ethnic, cultural and racial backgrounds.  We are committed to promoting a culture of inclusion, not only within the firm, but in the communities where we live and work.  The best evidence of this commitment is found in our statistics.  Kean Miller has one of the highest percentages of women attorneys and women partners of any major law firm in Louisiana and rank among Louisiana firms having the highest percentages of minority attorneys.  Currently we have 42% women attorneys and 12% minority attorneys.  Among partners, 23% are women and 10% are minorities.

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