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. General Counsel Diversity and Inclusion Report 2017

The Legal 500 and GC Magazine, 2/8/17

Developed in partnership with LCLD Member firm Paul Hastings LLP, this report includes interviews with leading general counsel on their personal commitments to diversity. Several LCLD Members were interviewed. 

2. In-House Counsel Profile: Alex Dimitrief

Corporate Counsel, 2/20/17

Alex Dimitrief, LCLD Member and Senior Vice President and General Counsel at General Electric Co., discusses his role and his legal team. 

3. Op-Ed: Standing Up for What I Need

The New York Times, 2/22/17

“Resisting the reluctance to make waves is important – basic things like ramps, Braille materials, hearing assistance equipment, or lowered counters can help people with disabilities live and work on or near par with others,” writes lawyer and disability advocate Carol Steinberg. 

4. Who Should Be Responsible for Pushing Gender Diversity at Work?

The Atlantic, 2/25/17

“Men are 85 percent of the problem, but we're also 85 percent of the solution. You can’t drive change without men,” writes gender diversity consultant Jeffery Halter.

5. The New Science of Team Chemistry: Pioneers, Drivers, Integrators, and Guardians

Harvard Business Review, March 2017 

Leaders who have a better understanding of team members' personalities and work styles can direct more effective teams.