Congressman Clyburn Will Receive the Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Soaring Eagle Award from the American Association for Justice

Jul 25, 2014

(Columbia, SC) – House Assistant Democratic Leader and South Carolina Congressman James E. Clyburn will receive the Johnnie L Cochran, Jr. Soaring Eagle Award this Sunday during a ceremony with the American Association for Justice in Baltimore, Maryland. 

The Soaring Eagle Award was established in 1997 and is presented by the AAJ Minority Caucus to someone who, despite the challenges of his or her own journey, pursues excellence and has made outstanding efforts and contributions to the legal profession in paving the way for others.  Earlier recipients have included Judge Matthew J. Perry, Jr. 

“I am honored to receive the Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Soaring Eagle award from the American Association for Justice,” Clyburn said, “I have worked my entire professional career to exceed expectations and achieve some degree of success.  My life has been full of some significant experiences, not all pleasant, but all of which I consider blessings.  I am pleased to be supportive of the AAJ Minority Caucus and helping in their efforts to further diversify the legal profession.”