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Seyfarth’s Tamaron Houston Selected as a 2018 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

01/19/2018

Seyfarth Shaw LLP is pleased to announce that Real Estate partner Tamaron Houston was recently selected to the 2018 class of Fellows of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).

The LCLD Fellows program was developed to identify, train and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession through a dynamic, year-long leadership training course designed to elevate career paths of high-potential attorneys.

According to LCLD Executive Director Robert J. Grey, Jr., the LCLD Fellows Program offers participants “an extraordinarily rich year of relationship-building, virtual and in-person training, peer-group projects, and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership.”

Based in the firm’s Atlanta office, Houston is an active member of the firm’s Diversity Action Team, serving as the National Chair of the firm’s African American Affinity Group. Since 2012, she has co-chaired the Spelman and Morehouse Internship Program, which provides students who are interested in attending law school with an opportunity to gain practical experience working at Seyfarth Shaw. While attending law school at The University of Virginia, Houston clerked for the NAACP legal department in Houston, Texas during Hurricane Katrina, helping evacuees with landlord and tenant disputes, wrongful evictions and foreclosure issues. She also served as president of the law school's Women of Color student group, and as a contributing editor of the Virginia Sports & Entertainment Journal.

Founded in 2009, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) has grown to an organization of more than 275 Members, who serve as either general counsel of major corporations or managing partners of the nation's leading law firms. United by a spirit of activism and personal commitment, LCLD Members participate widely in the programs they've created—leading by example, taking action, and challenging the legal profession to prepare future generations of diverse talent for the highest positions of leadership. To learn more, visit here.