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Learning to Lead (Fordham Law News)

Fordham Law News, June 22, 2017

Learning to Lead

“This summer, six Fordham Law School alumni are participating in the New York City Bar Association’s inaugural Associate Leadership Institute, which helps young attorneys learn how to navigate their rise through the ranks of major law firms. A project of the City Bar Association’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the institute provides networking and career development training to promising associates who are not otherwise widely represented among the senior ranks of firms. ‘The City Bar Association looked at the law firm model to see what training is not being provided, particularly to underrepresented communities,’ said Matt Putorti ’11, currently an associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and an attendee of the institute. ‘The institute aims to discuss with attendees how to navigate the law firm advancement process and further develop skills to succeed—and ultimately help diversify the leadership of the profession.’ The institute, which takes place across five sessions throughout the summer, has drawn 50 participants from the ranks of New York City’s most prestigious law firms. Leaders within the participating firms nominated participants based on their leadership potential.”

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