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. LCLD Continues to Impact Next Generation of Lawyers

LCLD Communications, February 2017 

LCLD had one of our most successful years yet in 2016—as shown by the results of our program surveys, compiled and analyzed for Members in this year's Impact Report. 

2. Reed Smith Receives GE Diversity & Inclusion Award

ReedSmith, 2/21/17

LCLD Member organization General Electric recognized fellow Member Reed Smith LLP for “tangible results” with regard to diversity; the organizations are also partnering on a diversity scholarship. 

3. The Face of the Legal Department is Rapidly Changing. Are You Ready?

Legal Executive Institute, 2/21/17

By 2025, 75 percent of the workforce will be made up of Millennials; law departments need to prepare for the changing needs and expectations of the next generation of lawyers. 

4. Op-Ed: Standing Up for ‘So-Called’ Law

The Boston Globe, 2/10/17

“We must be vigilant to preserve what makes America precious: the thirst for freedom and fairness, the demands of responsibility and cooperation, the solidarity that somehow makes e pluribus unum,” writes Martha Minow, Dean of Harvard Law School. “Law is an essential medium of these virtues.” 

5. In Trump Age, Taking a Different Tack on Workplace Diversity

MorningStar, 2/14/17

Many diversity directors have a renewed focus on the business case for diversity, and are working to promote harmony across race, class, gender, and ideological lines. 

6. The Rise of AI Makes Emotional Intelligence More Important

Harvard Business Review, 2/15/17

“Those that want to stay relevant in their professions will need to focus on skills and capabilities that artificial intelligence has trouble replicating – understanding, motivating, and interacting with human beings.” 

7. Women Making It to C-Suite, But Challenges Persist

Bloomberg BNA, 2/6/17

Women are most likely to enter the C-suite in the human resources function – a position that rarely leads to becoming CEO, and is also vulnerable automation in the future.