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 Fellows Alumni: 2017 Year in Review

LCLD, 12/30/17

In 2017, the LCLD Fellows Alumni network surpassed 1,000 members, hosted networking and outreach events around the country, and much more. Plans for 2018 include the Fellows Alumni Speaker Series and the Seventh Annual Leadership Symposium. 

2. 7 Law Firms That Moved the Needle on Innovation in 2017

The American Lawyer, 1/2/18

From hackathons to data analytics LCLD Member firms Bryan Cave, Dentons, DLA Piper, and Seyfarth Shaw were at the cutting edge in 2017. 

3. OpEd: Why is Fixing Sexism Women’s Work?

The New York Times, 1/3/18

“We did not install this glass ceiling, and it is not our responsibility to demolish it,” writes author Lindy West on the importance of engaging men in discussions of sexism and gender equality. 

4. How You Promote People Can Make or Break Company Culture

Harvard Business Review, 1/2/18

“Leaders can improve the effectiveness of their promotions process by refocusing their energy on the people the process is meant to support, at every stage of the process.”