Carlton Fields was recognized for its outstanding efforts to promote diversity in the legal profession by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), which named the firm a 2016 Top Performer during its Annual Meeting in Chicago this month. The designation is given to LCLD’s most active member corporations and law firms, who have committed the most time and energy to participating in our programs. The firm is among 41 organizations to have earned the Top Performer designation this year.
According to the LCLD, all 41 organizations nominated 2016 Fellows, and almost all hosted 1L Scholars and participated in the Success in Law School Mentoring Program. Top Performers also proved their investment in LCLD’s continued growth by hosting Compass Conversations or selecting 2016 Pathfinders, two of LCLD’s newest action items.
Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 240 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a truly diverse legal profession.
Carlton Fields has been a leader of the LCLD since 2009, when the organization was founded. The firm has supported several attorneys in the LCLD Fellows program including: Christopher O. Aird (2016), Shaunda Patterson-Strachan (2015), Fentrice Driskell (2014), Lori Baggett (2013), Jin Liu (2012), and M. Derek Harris (2011).
Daniel G. Enriquez, an associate in the firm’s Miami office, was chosen earlier this year to serve as a 2016 class member of Pathfinders, a new program that trains early-career attorneys in critical development strategies including programming on leadership and network development