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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1. MassMutual Exec Makes Unusual Leap from Lawyer to Tech Chief

Boston Business Journal, 1/18/17

LCLD Board Member Mark Roellig will soon take on a new role as Chief Technology and Administrative Officer of MassMutual

2. Trump’s Election Sparks New Interest in Pro Bono

Corporate Counsel, 1/19/17

Many lawyers have found a “renewed commitment to helping vulnerable groups of people,” and pro bono leaders at nine LCLD Member firms anticipate changes in the near future. 

3. Legal Sector Dominates Workplace Equality Index

Solicitors Journal, 1/19/17

Law firms, including LCLD Member firms Baker & McKenzie LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, are among the top 10 employers for LGBT inclusion in the United Kingdom. 

4. Sky’s the Limit for Diversity and Innovation at Honeywell

LCLD Communications, 1/19/17

Diversity plays a critical role in developing innovative technology, as Fellows discovered at a Learning Experience hosted by LCLD Member organization Honeywell

5. Tone at the (Very) Top: Assessing Leadership Qualities During Inauguration Week

Corporate Counsel, 1/19/17

Senior leaders influence the ethics of their organizations in how they allocate resources, whether they encourage speaking up, and through their personal levels of transparency and empathy.