Janica Pierce Tucker has been named a 2018 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (“LCLD”). The LCLD Fellows Program is an ambitious, highly structured training program designed to build relationships and leadership skills. Tucker was nominated by Taft Chairman and Managing Partner Robert J. Hicks. The first in-person meeting for the 215 new Fellows took place March 2-4 at The Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans, La.
Under the program, Tucker will embark on a learning program that includes:
- In-person meetings with guest speakers structured around key competencies in professional branding, relationship-building and transformation leadership.
- Engaging in learning experiences and interactive relationship-building opportunities.
- Collaborating with accountability partners via monthly calls to re-visit concepts taught at meetings.
- Participating in the alumni network and annual retreat.
Tucker is a partner in Taft's Columbus office and also serves as co-chair of Taft's Diversity & Inclusion Committee, a team of attorneys and senior staff who collaborate to create initiatives that advance a comprehensive mindset of inclusiveness in the firm's thinking and actions. Tucker focuses her practice on representing clients in all aspects of employment and labor law. She also represents primary and secondary schools and defends employers against a broad range of employment claims, including sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge matters.
About the LCLD
The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity is an organization of more than 275 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who have dedicated themselves to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. The LCLD action programs are designed to attract, inspire and nurture the talent in society and within its member organizations, thereby helping a new and more diverse generation of attorneys ascend to positions of leadership. By producing tangible results in the lives of talented individuals, the LCLD works to promote inclusiveness in institutions, circles of influence and society, with the ultimate goal of building a more open and diverse legal profession. For more information about the LCLD, click here.