ILP alum receives ABA Spirit of Excellence award

On Feb. 4, Diandra Benally (’05) was awarded the American Bar Association’s 2023 Spirit of Excellence award. This title is awarded annually to legal professionals that demonstrate excellence and commitment to diversity in law. 

Diandra is the first female general counsel of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, a former special assistant U.S. attorney and former staff attorney with the Navajo Nation Department of Justice. She has also served on the National Native American Bar Association, the Native American Bar Association of Arizona and the Navajo Nation Bar Association.

In a true show of support, some of your ILP family traveled to New Orleans to celebrate an extraordinary recognition. Congratulations, Diandra!