Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
Committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession
Tucker Ellis is a proud partner of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
Founded in 2009, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) is a growing organization of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession.
Tucker Ellis has sponsored several attorneys to take part in LCLD’s career development programs:
- The Fellows program is a landmark career development program designed for diverse, high-potential, mid-career attorneys. The goal of this program is to provide Fellows with professional and personal development opportunities, leadership training, and relationship-building opportunities. Fellows are distinguished by demonstrated leadership skills, serving as impact players within their organizations, community engagement, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- The Pathfinders program is a critical career development training program designed for diverse, high-potential, early-career attorneys. The goal of this program is to provide Pathfinders with practical tools for developing and leveraging internal professional networks through relationship-building skills, foundational leadership skills, and an understanding of career development strategies.
Our Managing Partner Joe Morford joined the LCLD Leaders at the Front movement in pledging a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. LCLD challenged its 400+ active member organizations to detail their own personal commitments, as well as their commitments as an organization, as an important step in building a more perfect union by placing diversity and inclusion at the front and center of each member organization.
As described on the LCLD website, this pledge goes beyond well-meaning words. It requires leaders to create an action plan that translates their personal commitment to diversity into organizational changes that are specific, meaningful, and measurable.
“Equity, diversity, and inclusion have always been an important part of culture here at Tucker Ellis,” Joe said in our press release. “We pledge to do everything we can do, day in and day out, to hire diverse talent across our organization and train, mentor, listen to, learn from, promote, and provide opportunities to each person we hire, lawyers and staff alike – to help them succeed in building a meaningful career.”
Visit LCLD’s website to read Joe’s Leader’s Pledge.