Bradley is pleased to announce that Robert Ford, a partner in the firm’s Houston office, has been selected as a 2021 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). In addition, Alé Dalton , an associate in the firm’s Nashville office, and Kya Henley, an associate in the firm’s Washington office, have been selected as 2021 LCLD Pathfinders.
The LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder programs are among the most comprehensive legal talent development programs in the country. They are designed to increase diversity at the leadership levels of the nation’s law firms and corporate legal departments. With more than 350 members, the LCLD is a national organization made up of general counsel and law firm managing partners who participate in programs designed to attract, inspire, and nurture the talent in society and within the members’ organizations, thereby helping a new and more diverse generation of attorneys ascend to positions of leadership. The LCLD was launched in 2009.
“We congratulate Rob on his selection as a LCLD Fellow and Alé and Kya on their participation in the LCLD Pathfinder Program,” said Bradley Director of Inclusion and Diversity George D. Medlock. “They represent Bradley’s commitment to attracting, retaining, and promoting into leadership roles individuals who foster inclusion and reflect the diversity that we value.”
The LCLD Fellows Program was designed to connect high-potential attorneys from distinguished organizations for a year-long professional development series focused on leadership and relationship building. The program offers unique opportunities to network with and learn from the top leaders in the legal field. The program provides Fellows exclusive access to numerous virtual training methods and networking opportunities, including class meetings, leadership lunches, accountability partners, and mentoring and alumni networking.
The LCLD Pathfinder Program is designed for diverse, high-potential, early-career attorneys at LCLD member organizations. The goal of the program is to provide Pathfinders with practical tools for developing and leveraging professional networks through relationship-building skills, foundational leadership skills, and an understanding of career development strategies. The program provides Pathfinders exclusive access to a variety of virtual training methods and networking opportunities, including class meetings, regional meetings, e-Learning modules, compass conversations with LCLD alumni, and program facilitators.
Bradley joined LCLD in 2020 and is proud to participate in the Fellows, Pathfinder, Alumni and 1L Scholars Programs to prepare future generations of diverse talent for the highest positions of leadership.