Two Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys have been selected to participate in prestigious career development training programs offered by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Dwayne Sam has been named a 2021 LCLD Fellow, while Bryant Caldwell has been chosen as a 2021 LCLD Pathfinder.

Now in its tenth year, the LCLD Fellows Program aims to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. In the year-long Fellows Program, Fellows will have access to virtual professional development tracks that focus on the unique needs of in-house and law firm attorneys, as well as a virtual speaker series that will highlight leadership and career development.

The LCLD Pathfinder Program is designed for diverse, high-potential, early-career attorneys at LCLD Member organizations. The goal of this program is to provide these “Pathfinders” with practical tools for developing and leveraging:

  • Internal professional networks through relationship building skills;
  • Foundational leadership skills; and 
  • An understanding of career development strategies applicable to both in-house and law firm practice.

Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 300 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. 

Sam joins Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Karthika Perumal (2020) and Sonny Haynes (2018) as LCLD Fellows.