Compiled for the LCLD Board of Directors every Wednesday, this digest is designed to brief you on the latest headlines about LCLD Members and organizations, as well as thought-provoking articles on diversity in the legal profession, talent development, mentoring, and leadership. Past issues of the Digest are also archived on the LCLD web site.

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1. Lawyers, LCLD Members React to Immigration Order

LCLD Communications, 2/1/17

Members of the LCLD community were among the first responders to a Presidential executive order halting refugee admissions and limiting immigration from Muslim-majority countries. 

2. Brad Karp: From Dreams of Congress to Chair of Paul Weiss

Bloomberg Big Law Business, 1/13/17

LCLD Member Brad Karp shares his personal and professional journey to becoming Chairman of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

3. Allstate Names Sidley Austin LLP Recipient of Excellence in Diversity Award

Yahoo Finance, 1/25/17

LCLD Member firm Sidley Austin LLP was recognized by fellow Member Allstate Insurance Company for an “exceptional commitment” to diversity in leadership and support of flexible work arrangements. 

4. LISTEN: How Can Lawyers Fight Implicit Bias?

ABA Journal, 1/23/17

Cornell Law School professor Jeffrey Rachlinski discusses results of a recent study on implicit bias among trial judges, and how lawyers can use their commitment to justice to overcome their own biases. 

5. How LinkedIn’s HR Chief is Changing the Diversity Conversation with “Belonging”

LinkedIn Talent Blog, 1/9/17

Create a sense of belonging at your organization by encouraging employees to tell stories, working to break unconscious bias, and tracking the personal impact of diversity efforts. 

6. How Protests Become Successful Social Movements

Harvard Business Review, 1/27/17

“Throughout history, social movements — small groups that are loosely connected but united by a shared purpose — have created transformational change.”