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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LCLD Communications, 9/28/17
2012 Fellow Chad Walker, now General Counsel and LCLD Member at Morton Salt, shared insights and advice with Fellows at a Learning Experience last month.
Seyfarth Shaw, 10/2/17
2011 Fellow Laura Maechtlen, who leads Seyfarth Shaw’s diversity efforts, is now Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Department. Laura will also be speaking at LCLD’s upcoming Annual Membership Meeting.
ABA Journal, October 2017
“Despite constant scrutiny, hand-wringing, and the passage of time, the legal field remains one of the worst industries for diversity—gender and otherwise.” Yet a few firms are making progress—including LCLD Member organizations Sidley Austin; Katten Muchin Rosenman; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; and Davis Wright Tremaine.
The Washington Post, 9/28/17
“The best team of people to carry out a complex task will not necessarily be the people who score best at any particular test,” says Scott Page, author and professor of political science. “It should instead be a team of people with different cognitive toolboxes and bases of knowledge to draw upon.”
Harvard Business Review, 10/3/17
Research suggests people who are highly able, socially skilled, and driven have the best chance of succeeding as leaders who can maximize their organizations’ returns.