Welcome to the LCLD INSIDER, our monthly newsletter. This publication is for you, and we welcome your feedback and ideas, as well as any news you might be interested in passing along. Please share the INSIDER with your support staff, diversity directors, and marketing departments to keep them better informed about what LCLD is doing.

-Robert Grey, Executive Director

2012 Annual Meeting: Number of Attendees Largest Yet

The robust attendance at the upcoming Sept. 13 annual meeting promises that the day will be an exciting and productive one. Click here to see list of attendees.

We also hope that you join us for a reception for Members hosted by LCLD's Board of Directors from 7-9 p.m. at the CityZen restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Leadership Lunch Program Sees Growth

LCLD's Partnerships & Teams Committee has created a unique opportunity for our 2011 and 2012 LCLD Fellows to interact with our law firm and corporate Members in a casual environment over lunch. These Leadership Lunches provide the venue for one General Counsel and one Managing Partner to share with LCLD Fellows their personal journeys, as well as insight into how talent is managed in their organizations. For more information on a Leadership Lunch in your area, click here or contact Louise Bald.

LCLD Moves into New National Office

On Oct. 1, 2012, LCLD will open its new national office in Washington, D.C. at 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue. The new location in the nation's capital will allow LCLD Members convenient access to LCLD headquarters and help keep them in touch and current with LCLD programs and initiatives.

Welcome to New LCLD Members

  • Viacom - Michael D. Fricklas, General Counsel
  • Shell Oil - Curtis Frasier, General Counsel
  • BB&T Corporation - Robert J. Johnson, Jr., General Counsel
  • Walgreens - Thomas J. Sabatino, Jr., General Counsel
  • Williams Kastner - Sheryl J. Willert, Managing Partner
  • The Home Depot Inc. - Teresa Wynn Roseborough, General Counsel

LCLD Fellow to Receive Sandra Day O'Connor Award

LCLD 2011 Fellow Omar Alaniz will be presented with the "Sandra Day O'Connor Award for Professional Service" at an event hosted by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. at the Supreme Court of the United States in October. Click here for more information about the award.

Omar was also recently named the "National Outstanding Young Lawyer" by the American Bar Association, the "Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas" by the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the "Outstanding Young Lawyer of Dallas" by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, and the "Outstanding Young Bankruptcy Lawyer of Texas" by the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

LCLD Launches Second Year of Law School Mentoring Program

After a successful launch of the LCLD Success in Law School Individual Mentoring Program, we're launching a second round of the program in fall 2012. We've worked over the summer to recruit a new group of attorneys and, with the help of City Leads in 30 cities around the country, we are reaching out to law school Deans and their students. To date, we've recruited over 600 new mentors who will be matched with student mentees over the course of the fall semester. If you have attorneys in your organization who are interested in participating in the program, there is still time to enroll. To enroll attorneys,click here.

If you have questions about the program, please e-mail Sarah Wintle.


1L Diversity Programs Breaking New Ground

An article by Mark Roellig, EVP and General Counsel, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., and Amanda Mindlin, 2L Law Student, Harvard Law School, gives excellent perspective on 1L diversity clerkships. Click here to read the article.