2022 LCA President Michael Ehrenstein interviews LCA Senior Fellow Sidney Kanazawa on Diversity in the Legal Profession

Dear Fellows,

A scroll through our LCA website reveals that the LCA is “aggressively diverse” and is “the most diverse honorary professional society in American law.” As Fellows, we obviously deeply value diversity. The question is: Why? Why is diversity important to our litigation and trial practices?

I recently explored this question with LCA Senior Fellow Sidney Kanazawa, an incisive champion for diversity within our profession. Sidney changed my thinking on this topic, previously limited to platitudes about the right thing to do, by focusing on the reality that diversity makes us more persuasive advocates and wiser counselors.

I encourage you to watch the short excerpt of our conversation below.


Anyone interested in learning more about diversity within our profession can access additional information below:

The Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession

Diversity - Why Does It Matter?
Presented by Larry D. Smith, Southern Trial Counsel- Orlando, Florida
LCA 2019 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows
Bluffton, South Carolina

The Paradoxes of Diversity and Inclusion: Where Are the Lawyers?
Presented by Sidney K. Kanazawa, Alternative Resolution Centers- Los Angeles, California
LCA 2019 Spring Conference & Celebration of Fellows
Santa Barbara, California

Diversity in Leadership: The Profitability of Diversity
Presented by Marguerite S. Willis, Nexsen Pruet, LLC- Columbia, South Carolina and
Sheryl L. Axelrod, The Axelrod Firm, PC- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
LCA 2018 Fall Conference & Celebration of Fellows
Newport, Rhode Island

Disrupting Bias and Reaping the Rewards of Equity, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Presented by Sheryl L. Axelrod, The Axelrod Firm, PC- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2021 “GOOD Guys and Men in the Mix: Young Lawyers Edition”

We Are Not All Viewed as Equals: Unconscious Bias in the Courtroom
Presented by Sheryl L. Axelrod, The Axelrod Firm, PC- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
LCA 2015 Renaissance Symposium X
New York, New York

I look forward to soon sharing news with you about our next in person event. Until then, please let Theresa and me show you some hospitality should you be in South Florida.


Very truly yours,

Michael Ehrenstein