Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity

For Professionals & Students

Career Opportunities

In an effort to ensure that Connecticut’s legal profession has a diverse candidate pool from which to fill positions, LCD features job postings from organizations that are aligned with our goal of providing opportunities for attorneys from all walks of life to find employment and build rewarding careers. Find your next career opportunity to the right (or below on mobile devices).

Mentoring Opportunities

LCD’s Student Mentor Program matches law students of color from participating law schools in Connecticut with successful lawyers in LCD’s member organization network. Matching mentor and mentee begins with a solid profile of all participants. Pairing may be based on development goals, interests or background. While the current program focuses on law students, many of the relationships formed continue informally for years. This program has been called “life-changing” by past participants and brings unparalleled value to both the mentor and mentee. IF YOU ARE A LAW STUDENT AT ANY OF THE LAW SCHOOLS IN CONNECTICUT, OR WESTERN NEW ENGLAND, YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY TO BECOME A MENTEE. PRACTICING ATTORNEYS FROM ANY OF LCD’S MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS CAN APPLY TO BECOME MENTORS. MENTOR AND MENTEE APPLICATIONS WILL BE POSTED IN EARLY FALL. 

Click HERE to fill out a mentee application.

Click Here to fill out a mentor application.

 

Professional Development and Networking

LCD presents numerous opportunities for individual attorneys and law students to explore professional development areas and grow their network of legal professionals. For example, each year, LCD presents a Best Practices event on topics such as tips for successful mentoring across differences and innovations in creating more diverse and inclusive legal teams. We also host events with corporate general counsel, judges in the state and federal judiciary and other leaders in the legal profession, with ample opportunities to network and learn about the pathways to those senior positions and to network.

College Pipeline

The LCD College Pipeline Summer Internship Program provides college students with paid summer work experience, weekly seminars and local visits (COVID permitting) to a courthouse, law schools and other locations. In addition to exposing students to the daily responsibilities of working in a legal office, the program includes a summer-long mock trial program that culminates in every student participating in the mock trial, which is presided over by a judge of the Connecticut Superior Court. Many of our membership organizations host one or more college intern. Our goal is to build the pipeline of future lawyers of color in Connecticut by inspiring and guiding these aspiring lawyers. IF YOU ARE A COLLEGE STUDENT OF COLOR INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE SUMMER OF 2023, APPLICATIONS WILL BE POSTED IN EARLY 2023.

Career Opportunities