Group Pressing for Greater Diversity in the Legal Profession Sees Cause for Optimism

, The National Law Journal


The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity held its second annual meeting in Washington last week. The two-day gathering — composed of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners — aims to nurture and grow a diverse legal network. It plans to accomplish this in part through networking and mentoring.

"This is both a long-term initiative and a now initiative," said Gregory Jordan, managing partner at Reed Smith and co-chairman of the group's talent development committee. "We are trying to make a personal connection where we can make an impact with them over time."

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