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.

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Member Spotlight

Member Resource Groups

Last year, LMA launched a collection of Member Resource Groups (MRG) to address the varying needs of our diverse membership.

The mission of the LMA’s MRGs is to:

  • Provide a safe forum for discussion and exploration of each group’s respective theme
  • Enhance leadership and coping skills on sensitive topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Encourage professional development opportunities among LMA minority communities

The groups meet every other month via Zoom and participation is limited to MRG members. If you are interested in becoming a part of this community, click here to join an MRG and find your space and enhance LMA’s inclusive culture.

Outlined in this Member Spotlight is a recap of the key discussions held by each MRG in February.

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LMA Holiday Potluck

In the spirit of the holiday season, we reached out to members of the LMA community to ask them to share their favorite holiday tradition and recipe.

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LMA Gratitude Shares

Gratitude can connect us, uplift us and remind us of the extraordinary in the ordinary. Embracing the spirit of Thanksgiving, we reached out to members of the LMA community, asking them to reflect on and share what they are most grateful for.

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Jessica Aries
Jessica Aries
By Aries
Southwest Region

Read Jessica Aries' Hispanic Heritage Month Member Spotlight

Stephanie Grober
Rosa Colon
Senior Manager of Marketing Technology

Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Northeast Region
Read Rosa Colon's Reading Recommendation

Stephanie Grober
Bob Robertson
Chief Marketing Officer

Jackson Lewis P.C.
Northeast Region
Read Bob Robertson's Reading Recommendation


What Your Collegues are Reading

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee asked our members, “What have you read recently?” Their recommendations inspire, engage and educate as the summer wraps up, and we head into a new season of growth and opportunity. Dive into these thought-provoking reads courtesy of your peers!

Daniel Clarke
Daniel Clarke
Senior Clients and Markets Manager
Kennedys Law LLP
Northeast Region

Read Daniel Clarke's Reading Recommendation

Stephanie Grober
Stephanie Grober
Content and PR Manager
Horowitz Agency
Northeast Region

Read Stephanie Grober's Reading Recommendation

Diana Lauritson
Diana Lauritson
Senior Marketing and Business Development Manager
Hogan Lovells
Mid-Atlantic Region

Read Diana Lauritson's Reading Recommendation

Trish Lilley
Trish Lilley
Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer
Thompson Coburn LLP
Northeast Region

Read Trish Lilley's Reading Recommendation

Sonali Oberg
Sonali Oberg
Business Development and Marketing Manager
Sidley Austin LLP
Midwest Region

Read Sonali Oberg's Reading Recommendation

Michelle L. Turner
Michelle L. Turner
Global Marketing and Communications Project Manager
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
West Region

Read Michelle Turner's Reading Recommendation


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