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. Cleaning Up with Clorox’s Legal Team 

Corporate Counsel, 6/1/17

Collaboration with business units and efforts to improve the broader legal profession helped LCLD Board Member Laura Stein and her legal team at The Clorox Co. win a Best Legal Department of 2017 award.

2. Innovation and Embracing Change Drives IBM’s Legal Department

Corporate Counsel, 6/1/17

LCLD Member organization IBM was also named a Best Legal Department of 2017, thanks in part to the leadership and innovation of LCLD Member Michelle Browdy

3. Chatting with Fish & Richardson’s New D&I Chief

Bloomberg Big Law, 5/31/17

Kia Scipio, the new Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Fish & Richardson, shares her thoughts on diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and how the firm is changing its strategies. 

4. Paternity-Leave Stigma at Law Firms Lifting Ever So Slowly, 5/30/17

While more law firms are now offering paternal leave, it takes a culture change – in particular, support from leaders – to get men to take significant time off. LCLD Member firms Winston & Strawn LLP; Linklaters LLP; Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP; and Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP are among those firms trying to create supportive cultures. 

5. Pebbles of GCs’ Diversity Efforts May Be Causing Thousands of Ripples in Legal Profession

Above the Law, 6/2/17

“Two dozen GCs may be a start and a spark, but they cannot bear this burden by themselves. It will take the sustained, persistent, and the relentless effort of many other GCs to continually drive change in the legal profession,” writes Diversity Columnist Renwei Chung.