Immediate Past Chief Judge Theodore McKee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Judge Carolyn H. Nichols of the Pennsylvania Superior Court are set to be honored with the A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award during the Pennsylvania Bar Association virtual Minority Attorney Conference “Reclaiming Health, Wealth & Wisdom in the Post COVID-19 Era,” on Oct. 7 and 8.

The award recognizes the accomplishments of a lawyer or judge who demonstrates dedication to the legal profession and the minority community through civil, community or legal service. Higginbotham, who died in 1998, was a civic leader, author, academic and federal appeals court judge who fought against racial discrimination.