Leveling the Playing Yield through the LCLD Fellows Program

Oderah C. NwaezeBy Oderah C. Nwaeze

The reality is that the legal profession – like much of corporate America – has long lacked diversity. Our country’s complex history with race, gender, and sexual identity equality provides a number of explanations for largely homogenous corporate workplaces. Regardless of the cause, the consequence is that diverse lawyers have long struggled to excel in a profession where they appear different from their colleagues, bosses, clients, and business prospects. Indeed, various studies have shown that implicit bias and, in many cases, intentional prejudice have unfairly crippled the careers of diverse attorneys. Thankfully, organizations like the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (“LCLD”) exist to level the playing field. Continue reading “Leveling the Playing Yield through the LCLD Fellows Program”