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Adams and Reese attorneys Victoria Shoots and Taylor LeDuff have each been selected as a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder for 2023.

A multifaceted program produced by LCLD, the Pathfinder program provides participants with the opportunity to learn from top leaders in the legal profession as well as career development professionals. Over the course of seven months, the program trains high-performing attorneys who are early in their careers on foundational leadership and relationship-building skills.

Selected by leaders at LCLD member corporations and law firms, Pathfinders have been identified as diverse, early-career emerging leaders who have distinguished — or have the potential to distinguish — themselves within their organizations. This year’s 462 LCLD Pathfinders will have several opportunities — from class meetings to group peer circles — to meet and interact with their peers, both in person and in a virtual format.

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity is an organization of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners. LCLD action programs attract, inspire, and nurture the talent in society and within our organizations, thereby helping a new and more diverse generation of attorneys ascend to positions of leadership.

At Adams and Reese,
Shoots is an Associate in the firm’s Mobile office. She focuses her practice on business and government, in addition to legal matters impacting HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions. LeDuff is an Associate in the firm’s Baton Rouge office, practicing primarily in insurance, litigation, and legal matters impacting HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions. In addition, she is experienced in financial services and utilities/telecommunications.