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. San Diego Hosts Largest Gathering of LCLD Fellows in History

LCLD Communications, 3/2/17

The 2016 and 2017 classes of LCLD Fellows had a packed agenda emphasizing leadership skills, professional development, and relationship building. 

2. Diversity Done Well

Major Lindsey & Africa, 2/7/17

Several members of the LCLD community discuss their work to improve diversity and the challenges they still face in a new report from Major Lindsey & Africa. 

3. Big Law Firm Starts to Let Associates Work from Home

Bloomberg BNA, 3/8/17

After seeing evidence that flexible work arrangements can improve the quality of associates’ work and personal lives, LCLD Member firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is rolling out a new policy. 

4. Intel’s Diversity Efforts Are Somewhat Paying Off

TechCrunch, 2/28/17

In 2016, LCLD Member organization Intel Corp. worked to improve retention of women and underrepresented minorities; moving forward, the company will also focus on intersectionality. 

5. 10 Tips for Leaders to Support Workplace Diversity

Fortune, 3/6/17

True inclusion requires a personal commitment from leaders; consider diversifying your social networks, reading literature from minority authors, and seeking out experiences that put you in the minority. 

6. After 130 Years, Harvard Law School Review Elects a Black Woman President

The New York Times, 2/27/17

“We’ve been systematically excluded from the legal landscape, the legal conversation, and we’re just now making some important inroads,” says ImeIme Umana of her new role.