Our Diversity Leadership Series (DLS) provides formal training, mentoring, and leadership opportunities for diverse attorneys via discussions, informational lunches, and training sessions on topics of interest to attorneys at the Firm.
Affinity groups, known within Kirkland as Diversity Networking Forums, have been established for Black, Hispanic/Latino(a), LGBT and Asian attorneys. These Forums provide an additional network for our diverse attorneys to exchange ideas and develop relationships within smaller group settings. The goal of the Forums is to build enduring, personal relationships between senior and junior attorneys that span practice groups and departments. Such relationships serve to enhance the Kirkland experience and increase the retention of talented diverse attorneys.
"My experience has been that the senior litigation partners relish the opportunity
to share their knowledge and experience. The close, personal guidance my
mentors have provided me has really helped me to develop as a lawyer, and I,
in turn, make sure to provide the same input and guidance to junior attorneys
on my own cases."
Barack Echols, Chicago Litigation Partner