Jackson Walker recently chose Dallas associate Judy Bennett Garner and Houston associate Lindsey Moorhead to participate in the 2018 Pathfinder Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (the LCLD).
Formed in 2009, the LCLD is an organization of more than 275 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to creating a truly diverse legal profession. The LCLD’s action programs, which span the journey from law school to partnership, are designed to attract, inspire, and nurture talent in society and within its organizations, thereby helping a new and more diverse generation of attorneys rise to positions of leadership.
Now in its third year, the Pathfinder Program is a professional development series that provides early-career diverse attorneys with foundational leadership skills, career development strategies, and tips on building professional networks and relationships.
“Because LCLD member organizations are limited to no more than two Pathfinders every year, the nomination process is very selective,” said Bruce Ruzinsky, Jackson Walker’s Diversity Committee Chairman. “We nominate candidates who have a demonstrated track record of success and show high potential to become firm-wide and community leaders. Judy and Lindsey are outstanding examples of this, and we are proud that they will represent us in the 2018 Pathfinder Program.”
For eight months, Judy and Lindsey will learn from leaders in the legal profession by participating in two in-person meetings, E-Learning Modules, Compass Conversations, and Program Facilitator interactions. They will attend their first Pathfinder Program meeting on April 5-7.
Labor and employment attorney Judy Bennett Garner counsels employers in industries such as transportation, healthcare, technology, and financial services. She takes a service-oriented approach when advising and representing employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including matters involving discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and labor relations. She is involved in the J.L. Turner Legal Association, the Labor and Employment Section of the Dallas Bar Association, the Advisory Board of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and the Board of Directors of Family Compass.
Lindsey Moorhead is an associate in the environmental section of Jackson Walker, where she represents clients participating in site cleanup and remediation projects. She is involved in the American Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Young Lawyers Association, and South Texas College of Law’s Young Alumni Council and Alumni Association Board of Directors. Lindsey is a cum laude graduate of South Texas College of Law Houston, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the South Texas Law Review.
At Jackson Walker, we believe diversity and inclusion make us better. We recognize that the success of our minority and women attorneys is essential to the overall success of Jackson Walker. Our firm is committed to fostering and promoting diversity through awareness, action, and a culture in which all individuals are afforded the opportunity to excel. As we strive to advance a more diverse and inclusive team, we are proud of the recognition we have received along the way. Since 2012, Jackson Walker has ranked among the top Texas firms in American Lawyer’s Diversity Scorecard, an annual survey of the percentage of diverse attorneys and partners at the nation’s largest firms. To explore Jackson Walker’s diversity efforts, view our Diversity & Inclusion page.