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 LCLD Alumni Program is a great way for you, graduates of the program, to continue your involvement with LCLD and the Fellows and Pathfinder programs throughout your career, building on relationships and leadership skills acquired during your program year.

We invite you to use this website to keep up with Alumni news and events, take advantage of LCLD resources, and expand your professional horizons. Please take a few minutes to update your profile in the Directory, if you haven't done so recently.

The Advocacy Committee is launching the eighth installment of the Advocacy Group Program. The Advocacy Group Program, which began in 2013, is a collaborative system where LCLD Alumni from all classes will have an opportunity to separate into groups in order to promote each other’s careers. 

If you would like to learn more about the advocacy group program, please join us on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 4:00pm ET/1:00pm PT for an informational call.  To register for the advocacy program, click here

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 LCLD Alumni contributions will run through July 31, 2020! The campaign helps to fund regional 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, LCLD 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 an Alumni Regional Event

Click here to learn how to receive funding for an 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, LCLD Alumni Program Manager.


Photo Gallery

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.