WASHINGTON--()--The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) holds its third annual meeting, Sept. 13, 2012, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Building on LCLD’s steady growth in membership, combined with the momentum created by a range of diversity initiatives, this year’s event is the most heavily attended meeting in LCLD’s history.
The meeting marks the retirement of LCLD’s founding Chair, Rick Palmore, General Counsel of General Mills; the introduction of new Chair Wally Martinez, Managing Partner of Hunton & Williams; the unveiling of a new national headquarters in Washington, D.C.; and the introduction of a new Deputy Director.
Speakers include legal scholar and sociologist Bob Nelson of the American Bar Foundation, whose groundbreaking study, “After the JD,” tracks nearly 5,000 lawyers during the first decade of their careers. He is joined by Jerry Kang of UCLA Law, an expert on implicit bias.
Also in attendance are 120 diverse young attorneys, who are participants in one of LCLD’s most successful initiatives, the LCLD Fellows Program, chosen by their firms and corporations as high-potential, next-generation leaders in the profession.