The 13th Annual Diversity Gala was a successful event with over 150 attendees from the legal community. This year’s honorees were Jim Obergefell, named Plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges, and Apple Inc., for its continued commitment to diversity. All money raised through the Gala supports the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship to benefit law students committed to equality, inclusion, and social justice.  The recipients for the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship were Sabeena Bali-Dingra, Carlos Barba, Francisco Lozano, and Zina Zaia. 


Denise Young Smith, Worldwide Human Resources for Apple Inc. accepting the award for Apple Inc as Organization of the Year, and Jim Obergefell, as the recipient for the the Social Justice and Human Rights Award.

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Recipients. From left to right: Carlos Barba, Sabeena Bali-Dinga, and R. Francisco Lozano and his wife Shauna Lozano.