The LCLD Board invites you to attend the first-ever Summit of LCLD Diversity Professionals and Advisors, a two-day Action roundtable designed to empower the talented men and women who work, day in and day out, to build a legal profession as diverse as the country we serve.

This event will take place Wednesday, May 3, at 12:00 pm CT through Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 4:00 pm CT, at the Microsoft Technology Center in Chicago, Illinois.

It is designed for anyone within an LCLD Member organization, both law firm and in-house legal department, who is tasked with the responsibility for the organization’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Please see below for the meeting agenda and attendee list.

For questions, please contact Erin Hess, Strategic Initiatives Program Manager at LCLD.

Meeting Summary

Click here for a summary of the meeting and photos. Please click the links throughout the agenda below to see slides and other resources from the meeting.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017 

12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 pm A Call to Action
Rick Palmore, LCLD Founding Chair Emeritus and Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLP
1:30 - 2:00 pm LCLD Vision 2020
Robert Grey, President, LCLD
2:00 - 2:30 pm Break
2:30 - 3:30 pm The Most Pressing Issues Facing Our Organizations (View Discussion Questions here)
Table Discussions on:
  • The Evolving Definition of Diversity
  • Conversations in a Volatile Environment
  • Bringing Others Along
  • Barriers to Building a Shared Community
3:30 - 4:30 pm Report from the Tables & Discussion
Moderated by Joe Slay, Strategic Initiatives Director, LCLD
5:00 - 6:30 pm  Reception 
6:30 pm Dine-Arounds


Thursday, May 4, 2017

8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 am LCLD Data Initiative: An Update
Lori Lorenzo, Program Director, LCLD
9:30 - 11:00 am Using the Data/Hackathon
11:00 - 11:45 am Report Out (see "Hackathon Report-Out Gallery" below)
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 pm What's Working & Table Discussions
Caitlin Puffenberger, Communications Specialist, LCLD
1:30 - 2:00 pm Next Steps & Close


Hackathon Report-Out Gallery

Photos by Jay Haas