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. HP General Counsel Offers Advice on Ensuring Gender Pay Equity 

Corporate Counsel, 6/22/17

In a conversation on pay equity, Kim Rivera, LCLD Member and General Counsel of HP Inc., says the mentoring she received from LCLD Board Chair Laura Stein was an important part of her success. 

2. Endless Skill Set

Modern Counsel, June 2017

Stephen Beard, LCLD Member and General Counsel at Heidrick & Struggles, discusses the evolving role of general counsel in corporate governance. 

3. Five Questions with Joe Hanna, Distinguished Neutrals Panelist

Buffalo Law Journal, 6/27/17

“If you want an organization that is truly a change agent regarding diversity and the law, look no further,” says Joe Hanna, 2014 Fellow and Partner at Goldberg Segalla LLP, of his experience with LCLD. 

4. 50 Companies Tell Court Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Bad for Business

National Law Journal, 6/26/17

LCLD Member organizations Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., Spotify, and Viacom, Inc. were among the companies that submitted an amicus brief urging a federal court to include sexual orientation under civil rights laws. 

5. Female Promotions Plunge at Top U.K. Firms, 6/20/17

The number of women promoted to partner at the UK's top 30 law firms has dropped 23 precent in the past two years, with an even more pronounced decline at magic circle firms. 

6. Why Can’t Your Company Just Fix the Gender Wage Gap?

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 6/21/17

Achieving pay equity isn't a simple matter of raising or lowering salaries, and just knowing the size of the gap “doesn’t offer much insight into the underlying social and economic forces generating the inequality, nor why it’s remained relatively unchanged for the past 20 years.”