Chicago Committee Board Member Joseph Q. McCoy Named Managing Partner of Bryan Cave LLP Chicago Office
NEWS RELEASE: October 1, ...
To advance our mission to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession, Chicago Committee offers guidance to its member law firms to implement best practices to develop and retain their minority talent. Empirical research supports the proposition that implementing sound talent development practices in large law firms is essential to improving retention of minority attorneys.
Generally speaking, TDI is a set of tools by which law firms take an inward look at their talent development resources; implement best talent development practices and measure the impact of these action steps on the progress of their minority attorneys. TDI focuses primarily on associate attorney development systems that impact the path to partnership and it is adaptable to a range of law firm environments. Several Committee firms are already implementing all or some TDI components as tailored to fit their needs, e.g. managed associate work assignment systems, attorney competency models, attorney mentoring and intentional direction of professional development opportunities.
The diagnostic and talent development model documents are currently available on the Chicago Committee website at www.chicagocommittee.org under TDI Resources when you login to the member portal. The TDI Success Index will be released in fall 2013 and will also be accessible on the Committee’s website.
A growing number of Chicago Committee firms has implemented all or parts of TDI tailored to suit individual firm needs and firm culture. In addition, we presented TDI to the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism (ILSCCP) as a resource to advance its mandate under Supreme Court Rule 799 to foster commitment to the elimination of bias and divisiveness within the legal and judicial systems. At its June 14 meeting ILSCCP voted unanimously to send a letter of support for TDI to Illinois law firms with ten or more attorneys. In addition, the Committee agreed at the Commission’s urging to provide certain of the TDI tools to non- member firms in Illinois.
To schedule a meeting or if you have additional questions regarding TDI, you can contact Peggy Davis, Executive Director by email at [email protected] or call her at 312.899.8466.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Non-Member firms and the general public can freely access the TDI resources listed below, which will be updated regularly over time:
Our Chicago Committee Member firms can access additional TDI resource materials within the Member’s Only Portal.