Compiled for LCLD Members and the 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. How to Manage Your Perfectionism

Harvard Business Review, 4/29/19

Perfectionism is a double-edged sword. It can motivate you to perform at an incredibly high level—or it can stress you out and ruin your life. Here's how to harness your perfectionism for the good of yourself and others.

2. Women Did Everything Right. Then Work Got ‘Greedy.’

The New York Times, 4/26/19

How America’s obsession with long hours has widened the gender gap.

3. The Autobiography of a Muslim Slave Challenges an American Narrative

PBS Newshour, 4/23/19

Omar Ibn Said was 37 years old when he was captured in West Africa and shipped to Charleston, SC, as a slave. Now, his hand-written autobiography, translated from Arabic, “annihilates” the conventional narrative of African slaves as uneducated and uncultured.

4. Should the U.S. Import Britain's Gender Pay Gap Law?

The American Lawyer, 4/30/19

Dysfunctional as it may seem these days, Britain is also remarkably progressive—arguably way ahead of us Yanks—when it comes to tackling the gender pay gap.

5. Wall Street Firms Struggle to Ensure Diversity on High-End M&A Teams

The New York Law Journal, 4/22/19

For Wall Street firms that rarely hire laterals, ensuring diversity on trusted deal teams can be especially challenging. Here's how LCLD Member firms Sullivan & Cromwell and Cravath, Swain & Moore are managing to make diversity part of the deal.

6. 250+ General Counsel Ask Congress to Boost Funding for Legal Services Corp.

Corporate Counsel, 4/29/19

As the Trump administration attempts to defund LSC, the general counsels of major U.S. companies call on Congress to increase funding for the group, which provides legal aid to low-income Americans.


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