Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

LMA is firmly committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within our membership and within the legal marketing profession as a whole, as well as enabling members to do the same within their firms. Until and unless we increase DEI within our departments, we cannot influence and increase DEI in our profession and the industry. We must acknowledge these dependencies and set a gold standard example.

Member Spotlight

LMA's DEI Committee regularly shares interviews with, and articles by, LMA members to expand our perspectives and share the richness of our diversity.

Mary Umsted

Alycia Sutor
Managing Director
Midwest Region

Read the Asian American Pacific Island Heritage Month Member Spotlight.

Visit the archive to view past member spotlights

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resource Center

Legal marketers play an ever-growing role in driving and implementing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives within law firms. To help legal marketers succeed in this important role, the LMA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee has curated a resource center to give you one central place to access the most prominent, leading sources of information on diversity, equity and inclusion within the legal industry.



Member Resource Groups - Supporting LMA's Diverse Membership

LMA has launched three initial Member Resource Groups (MRGs) that are comprised of members who want to further build an inclusive culture, and through participation, offer opportunities to connect with each other and deepen our sense of LMA community. These MRGs include: Allies, LGBTQ+ and Members of Color.



About the DEI Committee 

The DEI Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the LMA Board of Directors, regional governing boards, staff and other LMA leadership bodies about actions that will improve diversity, equity and inclusion of the LMA membership and its programs and services. The committee also supports initiatives that help position LMA within the industry as an advocate for change in this important area.

Meet the DEI commitee and other LMA leadership


Shared Interest Group

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Shared Interest Group (SIG) is a forum for those interested in building diverse and inclusive marketing and business development teams and empowering and equipping other LMA members to do so. 

DEI SIG Leaders: 

  • Carman Akins, Director – Practice Development, DLA Piper
  • Tahisha Fugate, Senior Marketing & Business Development Manager, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

To contact SIG leaders, email DiversityInclusion@legalmarketing.org

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion SIG

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How You Can Get Involved

LMA members are encouraged to join the LMA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion SIG.

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion SIG is a forum for those interested in building diverse, equitable and inclusive marketing and business development teams and empowering and equipping other LMA members to do so.

Join the DEI SIG