Smith Moore Leatherwood has joined the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Founded in 2009, the LCLD has more than 265 members who serve as either general counsel of major corporations or managing partners of the nation’s leading law firms.
“Our firm recognizes and embraces the value of diversity in its many forms,” said Julie Earp, chair of Smith Moore Leatherwood’s management committee. “We look forward to participating in LCLD and utilizing its many resources.”
The LCLD and its members have dedicated themselves to creating a truly diverse legal profession. By producing tangible results in the lives of talented individuals, LCLD works to promote inclusiveness in its institutions, circles of influence and society, with the ultimate goal of building a more open and diverse legal profession.
“Members of LCLD lead by example, which is something we value at Smith Moore Leatherwood,” said Kimberly Gatling, chair of the firm’s diversity committee. “Through law school mentoring programs, fellowship programs and other opportunities the LCLD provides, this partnership will enable us to better prepare future generations of diverse talent for positions of leadership in our firm and our community.”