Diversity Roadmap - Reflections and Experiences



Evolution of IADC's Diversity Journey

2021-2022 IADC President Spencer Silverglate (Clarke Silverglate, P.A.) Shares the Evolution of IADC's Diversity journey.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Involvement

Zandra Foley (Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Iron, LLP) shares how she became a member of the IADC and how she became involved with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

How the Diversity Roadmap Can Be Useful For You

Henry Morrissette (Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC.) describes how the Diversity Roadmap came into fruition and shares how it can be useful.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Journey and Experience as IADC Member

Larry Smith (Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.) reflects on his diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging journey and experience as an IADC member. He shares practical suggestions of what the association could do to enhance inclusion of our diverse members.

The Importance of Being Intentional with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Opportunities

Trea Southerland (Federal Express Corporation) shares how he became involved in the IADC and the importance of being intentional with providing diversity, equity, inclusion, and Belonging opportunities.

IADC's Active Ally and The Empowerment Collaborative Initiatives

IADC member Heidi Friedman (Thompson Hine LLP) shares her journey and involvement with the Diversity, equity and inclusion Committee during her IADC membership, highlighting her efforts with the Active Ally and The Empowerment Collaborative initiatives.

Experiences, Tips, and Examples


Mentorship Program

Larry Smith (Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.) describes a mutually beneficial mentorship program between his law firm and a nearby hbc law school.

Tips for Forming a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee at a Smaller Firm

IADC member Cal Watson (Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC) and Beth Richardson (Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC, DEI Committee Chair) discuss the process of how to form a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee, with tips specifically for smaller law firms.

Developing and Implementing a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Plan

IADC member Mary Catherine Way (DLA Piper) talks with Raymond Williams (DLA Piper, National Diversity and Inclusion Partner) about the most important features of a successful Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging plan.

Tips for Retaining Diverse Talent

IADC member Melissa Lin (Righi Fitch Law Group) discusses what law firms can do to retain diverse talent.

Hiring a Diversity Consultant

IADC member Larry Smith (Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.) and IADC member Cal Watson (Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC) discuss why a law firm might want to hire a diversity consultant and what a diversity consultant can do for a firm.

How to Increase Diversity in Your Law Firm

IADC Board Member Jim Rogers (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP) and Ariel Roberson (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP) discuss practical tips for how to increase diversity in your workplace.

Developing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program and Putting It Into Practice

Alexander Holburn lawyers involved in their firm Diversity + Inclusion Committee (Rob McLennan, Committee Co-Chair; Johann Annisette, Committee Member; Dianna Hwang, Former Committee Chair; and Christine York, Committee Co-Chair) discuss how the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion have been incorporated into all aspects of the firm.

How Small and Medium Law Firms Can Build a Culture of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

IADC member Beth Fitch (Righi Fitch Law Group) provides tips on how small and medium sized law firms can build a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and Belonging.