Richard Soden ('70) honored by the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession


American Bar Association Press Release

Richard A. Soden ('70), a past president of the Boston Bar Association and Boston Bar Foundation (BBF), a BBF Trustee, and Counsel at Goodwin Procter LLP, will be awarded a 2009 Spirit of Excellence Award by the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, honoring his efforts to promote a more diverse legal profession.  Richard was among his firm's first African-American law partners, a member of the ABA Board of Governors, and someone who has been active in supporting youth programs, community development, and other activities in Boston and nationally that reach out to lawyers from diverse groups and that work for access to justice for all members of society.