Kutak Rock has chosen Marceda Starks to be a member of the 2021 class of Fellows of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). The landmark Fellows Program was created in 2009 to identify, train, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession with a focus on mid-career lawyers. Ms. Starks is a healthcare attorney in the firm’s Kansas City office.
In the year-long Fellows Program, Fellows will have access to virtual professional development tracks that focus on the unique needs of in-house and law firm attorneys, as well as a virtual speaker series that will highlight leadership and career development.
Tomi Ajibodu, a public finance associate in the Omaha office, is Kutak Rock’s 2021 Pathfinder. The program was launched in 2015 and is designed to train early-career attorneys in critical career-development strategies including leadership and the building of professional networks.
In the seven-month Pathfinder Program, Pathfinders will have an extended series of virtual advice and informal networking events hosted by LCLD Alumni, as well as live, virtual follow-up sessions on independent and peer group assignments.
According to LCLD Chair Ellen Dwyer, “Our Fellows and Pathfinder programs provide unique learning experiences designed to empower a new generation of lawyers,” noting that “These talented individuals represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds as diverse as the country they serve.”