Three Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys have been selected to participate in prestigious career development training programs offered by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Toni Peck has been named a 2022 LCLD Fellow, while Jay Adisesh and Brian Castro have been chosen as 2022 LCLD Pathfinders.

Now in its eleventh year, the LCLD Fellows Program aims to identify, train, and advance the next generation of diverse 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. 

Peck joins Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Karthika Perumal (2020) and Sonny Haynes (2018) as LCLD Fellows. In addition, Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Bryant Caldwell was named a LCLD Pathfinder in 2021.