Blackwell Burke P.A. Partner Mary S. Young has been selected as a fellow of the 2014 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Ms. Young joins over 170 attorneys from around the country who have been selected to join the prestigious program.
Founded in 2011, the LCLD Fellows program is an ambitious, highly structured program designed to increase diversity at the leadership levels of the nation’s law firms and corporate legal departments. Over the course of the year-long Fellowship, participants will embark on a learning program that includes in-person conferences, virtual training on the fine points of legal practice, and peer-group projects to foster collaboration and build relationships. The goal of the program is to produce a diverse generation of up-and-coming attorneys with strong leadership and relationship skills who are committed to fostering diversity within their individual institutions, and the profession at large.
With 215 members, LCLD is a national organization made up of the general counsel and managing partners of the leading corporations and law firms in the country. The Fellows initiative is one of several launched by LCLD since the organization’s founding in 2009. Other programs include a national mentoring initiative serving more than 2,000 mentors and mentees, a 1L Scholars program involving more than 200 first-year law students, and special programming for members through CLE presentations and other platforms.
Ms. Young’s practice at Blackwell Burke P.A. is focused on complex litigation, class action defense, and products liability. She is the founder and first president of the Minnesota Mother Attorneys Association, a legal organization committed to the career excellence of mother attorneys in the legal profession.