Dear Friend of the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity,
On October 24, 2017, the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity Inc. (“LCD”) will kick off its annual Mentor Program with a dinner at the Hartford office of Shipman & Goodwin LLP. The Mentor Program, a LCD signature event, matches students of color with lawyers from our member firms, government agencies and corporations. Your support to solicit interested lawyer mentors is key to our ability to meet the overwhelming response we receive from students. Having enough mentors is critical to the success of this program. In the past, we have had more mentees than mentors. Although some lawyers generously offered to work with two students, we would prefer to have a 1:1 ratio of mentors to mentees.
We hope that we can once again count on you to help us make this year’s program a success! We are seeking your assistance in publicizing the opportunity to participate in the mentoring program to the lawyers in your organization. I have attached a detailed description of the program and an attorney fact sheet for any interested parties. Please forward the information to lawyers you think might be interested and encourage them to contact me with any questions or comments. The lawyers should return their fact sheets to Colby Fraschilla via e-mail at CFraschilla@goodwin.com no later than Tuesday, October 3, 2017. We are asking each member organization for a minimum of three (3) lawyer mentors; however, additional mentors are more than welcome.
As always, we appreciate your help with our programs, and truly value your organization’s commitment to the mission and goals of the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity. If you have any questions regarding the Mentor Program, please feel free to contact Colby Fraschilla via e-mail at CFraschilla@goodwin.com or (860) 251-5337 or me.
Carolyn Golden Hebsgaard
Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity (LCD),
c/o Murtha Cullina LLP, City Place I, 185 Asylum Street
Hartford, CT 06123-0637 – www.lcdiversity.com