June 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that Julian Harrell has been named to Lawyers' of Color's Second Annual Hot List, which recognizes early- to mid-career minority attorneys working as in-house counsel, government attorneys and law firm associates and partners.
Honorees will be profiled in Lawyers Of Color's Hot List 2014 Issue (July 2014). The Midwest Region honorees will also be recognized at a reception on July 14.
Harrell is co-chair of Taft's Diversity Committee and serves as an active proponent of recognizing and fostering diversity in the workplace and abroad. He is active in the Indianapolis community through his involvement with unique programs and institutions, including The Sapphire Theatre Company, Just The Beginning Foundation, Charles A. Tindley Preparatory Middle School, Indianapolis Public School #58, Camptown, and Coburn Place Safe Haven. Harrell's work includes mentoring disadvantaged youth, board leadership, and spearheading efforts to enhance and maintain diversity and inclusion. He has contributed his time and insight in conjunction with the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law's diversity campaign aimed at stressing the value and necessity of diversity in law school.
Harrell is also a member of the firm's Environmental practice group where he assists clients in navigating federal and state environmental regulatory schemes, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, CERCLA, and RCRA. Additionally, Harrell works closely with members of Taft's other practices groups and consulting teams to provide full-service legal solutions for clients' complex environmental and litigation-based needs.
The honorees were chosen through a two-pronged process. The selection committee spent months reviewing nominations and researching bar association publications and legal blogs in order to identify promising candidates. Nominations from mentors, peers, and colleagues were accepted. The selection committee also made editorial picks of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments, especially those active in legal pipeline initiatives.
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