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

Implicit Bias and Competitive Teams Meeting and Live Webcast: Register Today

UCLA Law School Professor Jerry Kang will lead us in a conversation about how Implicit Bias impacts building competitive teams in our organizations. The Building Competitive Teams: A Look At Implicit Bias meeting in San Francisco and live webcast will take place May 3, 2013 from 9am -12pm PDT.

Click here to register to attend the meeting or webcast. For more information, please contact Louise Bald.

More Attorney Mentors Needed in Select Cities

As a testament to the success of the LCLD Individual Mentoring Program, we've had many more law students register for the program in select cities than we have available mentor attorneys. The cities where there is a need for additional mentor attorneys include:

  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Nashville
  • Seattle
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Washington, DC

If you have colleagues in the cities listed above who may be interested in the program, please have them contact Sarah Wintle or register here.

Group Mentoring Program: Upcoming Events

Since August 2012, LCLD Group Mentoring Program (GMP) events have taken place in ten cities. The GMP allows 1L, 2L, and 3L students to hear insights from experienced and successful lawyers from some of the country's finest companies and law firms. Sessions are designed to provide guidance in an informal, interactive, and collegial setting to support students' success in law school. Topics have included practice area choice, networking, resume building, exam-taking, and stress management.

So far, two GMP events have been scheduled for the spring semester:

  • February 20, 2013: New York City, Cadwalader
  • February 28, 2013: Washington, DC, King & Spalding

Click here for updated information about newly scheduled GMP events. Additionally, if you are interested in hosting an event at your organization, helping to plan an event, or participating on a panel, please contact Sarah Wintle for more information about how to get involved.

1L LCLD Scholars Program Continues to Build Momentum

The 2013 1L LCLD Scholars Program Committee has launched the third annual 1L LCLD Scholars Program, an initiative designed to strengthen the legal pipeline by expanding the number of opportunities for diverse first-year law students. To date, 76 LCLD Member organizations have confirmed that they will have 1L LCLD Scholars this summer. Click here for the growing list of 2013 participating members.

You can help us reach our goal of 100 participating Member organizations! An overviewand FAQs about the 1L LCLD Scholars Program can be found on the 1L LCLD Scholars Program web page. To register your firm or corporation, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact Karin Plastina.

Members Needed for Strategy & Innovation Committee

LCLD's Strategy & Innovation Committee needs more Members. The Strategy & Innovation Committee is responsible for scanning the legal horizon, to help LCLD identify the most significant challenges confronting our Members, and to use innovative practices that effectively address these challenges.

Please email Nancy Richardson by February 28, 2013 if you are interested in joining the Strategy & Innovation Committee.

Fellows Class of 2013

The LCLD Fellows Program is a dynamic year-long leadership training course designed to elevate the career trajectories of high-potential attorneys from LCLD Member organizations. We are honored to welcome 145 Fellows into the 2013 Fellows Program. This class of Fellows represents 122 Member organizations. We thank you for your support of the program and we look forward to working with your Fellows!

Next Fellows Learning Experience: Walmart

We are excited to announce that Walmart will be hosting the next Fellows Learning Experience February 25-26, 2013 at their corporate offices in Bentonville, AR. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Louise Bald.

In the News

Bruce Strothers, 2012 LCLD Fellow and corporate ethics and compliance counsel at The Coca-Cola Company, received the Head Start Alumni of the Year award at the National Head Start Association Breakfast on Capitol Hill January 31, 2013. Click here to watch Bruce accept the award and share his story.

Welcome, New LCLD Members!

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP - Kurtis A. Tunnell, Managing Partner
  • Cooley LLP - Joseph W. Conroy, Managing Partner
  • Segal McCambridge - Kathleen McDonough, Managing Shareholder
  • Squire Sanders - Frederick R. Nance, Managing Partner