Dear LCLD Community:

We are pleased to announce two new additions to the LCLD team: Jessica Washington as Fellows Program Manager and Kat Corfman as Communications Specialist.

Jessica Washington

As the Fellows Program Manager, Jessica oversees the day-to-day operations of the Fellows Program, coordinating logistics, communications and programming for our diverse, mid-career attorneys. She organizes Fellows meetings throughout the year, Leadership Lunches, Learning Experiences, and continuously offers opportunities for GC’s to connect with Fellows on professional development, networking, and educational activities.

Prior to LCLD, Jessica was the Assistant Director for Student Engagement and Bonner Scholars Program at the University of Richmond where she connected freshman and sophomore students in the Program with community volunteer opportunities, including non-profits and government agencies. She also acted as a mentor to Program participants through coaching and one-on-one meetings, drawing from her previous work experience in program administration for youths with mental and behavioral challenges.

Jessica is committed to supporting students and young professionals in their development, and works closely with them to engage opportunities that will benefit their personal lives and careers. She looks forward to joining LCLD in its mission to support underrepresented and diverse lawyers to gain access to positions they have historically been denied. Jessica can be reached at

Kat Corfman

As LCLD’s Communications Specialist, Kat writes and edits LCLD’s weekly News Digest, curating LCLD community news as well as insightful articles on DEI, talent development, and leadership. She also contributes to other LCLD publications such as the LCLD Insider and #TalentRising, manages the organization’s social media, and creates profiles for our newest Members.

Kat graduated from Yale University this year with a B.A. in English where she was awarded with the Chauncey Brewster Tinker Prize for Outstanding Senior in the Yale English Major. She was also a Student Poet Laureate on the spring 2020 Connecticut Poetry Circuit.

Most recently, Kat was an editor at IvyBridge International Education where she provided mentorship and editorial oversight to international high school students seeking admission to top-tier U.S. colleges and programs. She first became interested in non-profits when working as a publishing intern for New Village Press, an independent, non-profit publisher devoted to social justice, community building, prison reform, and more. Kat can be reached at

We look forward to working with you, Jessica and Kat. Please join me in welcoming them to the LCLD Community!



Robert Grey
President, LCLD