Joined by new arrivals from the Class of 2014, the LCLD Fellows Alumni will meet in New Orleans from June 11-14 for a long weekend of professional enrichment in a relaxed setting.

Speakers will include the Honorable Marta Chou (a 2012 LCLD Fellow), Sharon Davies, professor of law and executive director of the Kirwan Institute on Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University, and Kenji Yoshino, professor of constitutional law at NYU School of Law and expert on the detrimental effects of "covering" on individuals and organizations.

Registration for the conference has closed. For questions, contact Courtney Nolde.


Thursday, June 11

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Community Service Project

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Welcome Reception

Friday, June 12

6:30 am – 7:30 am

Yoga (optional)

8:00 am – 8:30 am


8:30 am – 8:45 am

Welcome Remarks
Fellows Alumni Conference Chairs, Darwin Conner & Brian Seaman

8:45 am – 9:45 am

Diversity in the Judicial System
The Honorable Marta M. Chou, Fourth Judicial District Court Judge of Minnesota, and 2012 Fellow
The Honorable Susie Morgan, U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana
The Honorable Kenneth A. Polite, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Moderated by Lauren Campisi, Member, McGlinchey Stafford PLLC, and 2011 Fellow

9:45 - 10:00 am


10:00 am – 11:30 am

Morning Breakout Sessions:

  1. Legal Practice in the Modern World: Tech for Lawyers
    Led by Jack Chen, Senior Attorney, Microsoft Corporation; 2011 Fellow, and Nathan Leong, Attorney, Microsoft Corporation
  2. 21st Century Diversity Challenges for America and the Legal Profession
    Led by Sharon Davies, Executive Director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity, and Gregory H. Williams Chair of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University

11:30 am – 12:00 pm


12:00 – 12:30 pm


12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The Next Leadership Position
Michael-Bryant Hicks, 2013 Fellow, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Providence Service Corporation
Linda Lu, 2012 Fellow, Chief Litigation Officer, Nationwide Insurance

Joseph McCoy, 2011 Fellow, Managing Partner, Bryan Cave's Chicago Office 
Fred Rivera, 2012 Fellow, Managing Partner, Perkins Coie's Seattle Office
Moderated by Yvette V. Gatling, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.; 2012 Fellow

Hear from Fellows with recent and major professional achievements discuss the approach they took and the plans they implemented to achieve leadership positions at their respective organizations.

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Your Body Speaks Louder Than You Think
Linda Clemons, CEO, Sisterpreneur Inc.

2:30 - 2:45 pm


2:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Uncovering Implicit Bias: A New Model of Inclusion
Presented by Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law and author of "Uncovering Talent: A New Model of Inclusion"

5:15 pm – 5:45 pm

Important Announcements from the Fellows Alumni Executive Council

7:00 pm

Group Dinner
Featuring the first annual Community Service Awards and the Rick Palmore LCLD Fellows Alumni Award

Saturday, June 13

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Networking Activities
Discover the history and culture of New Orleans through walking tours of the city while networking with the Fellows.

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Fellows Alumni Executive Council Meeting

7:00 - 10:00 pm


Sunday, June 14

7:30 am – 9:30 am

Farewell Breakfast

You may view and download the full conference agenda, as well as the latest list of conference attendees in the "Resources" section at the bottom of this page.

For more information, please contact Courtney Nolde.