Connect. Empower. Transform.
Through our commitment to fostering personal connections and sustained and targeted investment in diverse legal talent, we strive to empower our Alumni and Fellows with the goal of cultivating leaders, transforming career trajectories, and advancing diversity in the legal profession.
Administered by an elected Executive Council and assisted by LCLD staff, the Fellows Alumni program is a great way for you, graduates of the program, to continue your involvement with LCLD and the Fellows Program throughout your career, building on relationships and leadership skills acquired during your Fellow year.
We invite you to use this web site to keep up with Fellows news and events, take advantage of LCLD resources, and expand your professional horizons. Please spend a few minutes updating your Fellows Profile in the Directory, including the new "personal narrative" section at the bottom.
2020 Rick Palmore LCLD Alumni Awards
The Rick Palmore LCLD Alumni Award recognizes the outstanding achievements, commitment, and leadership of LCLD Alumni whose exemplary contributions have had a substantial and lasting impact on the LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder network and in advancing the mission and goals of LCLD in the communities in which we practice and the legal profession more broadly.
To nominate a Fellows Alumnus or Pathfinder Alumnus, please click on this link to complete a nomination form by Friday, March 20, 2020, at 5 pm ET. Please also review the nomination process, which includes selection criteria, background on the award, and an outline of supplemental materials needed, should your nominee advance in the selection process.
2020 “All In!” Contributions Campaign
The 2020 "All In!" Campaign for Fellows Alumni contributions will run through July 31, 2020! The campaign helps to fund regional Fellows Alumni events and build a treasury for future initiatives. Click here to make your contribution today. If paying by check, please send $125, made payable to LCLD, with memo All In! (list "Fellow" or "Pathfinder") Class of (list Class Year) to:
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
Attn: Erin Hess & Kate Knerr
P.O. Box 1656
Richmond, VA 23218
For questions, please contact Erin Hess, Fellows Alumni Program Manager.
LCLD Fellows Alumni 2019 Year in Review
Click here to learn about some of the many ways that Fellows Alumni came together in 2019 to support one another.
Process to Obtain Funding for a Fellows Alumni Regional Event
Click here to learn how to receive funding for a Fellows Alumni event in your area!
Sharing Announcements and Jobs in the #TalentRising Newsletter
If you have a promotion, move, publication, or any other announcement or accomplishment that you'd like to share with the LCLD community, submit it here for inclusion in LCLD's #TalentRising newsletter. If you have a job opportunity that you'd like to share, please review LCLD's job posting policy and submit your opportunity, if applicable, here.
For more information or to make a suggestion, please contact Erin Hess, Fellows Alumni Program Manager.
Photography from the Eighth Annual LCLD Fellows Alumni Leadership Symposium, June 20-22, 2019 at The Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photography by Jay Haas.