Gratitude, Pride, and Concern as I Approach the End of My Time as PDLG Co-President

The Legal Intelligencer

by Leslie E. John
December 6, 2022

As I approach the end of four years as the co-president of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group (PDLG), the words that come to mind are gratitude, pride and, paradoxically, concern.

I have gratitude for the many lawyers, legal professionals, students and others that show up every day to make all of the programs PDLG runs a reality—from the flagship Fellows Program that places first-year law students in our member law firms and corporate legal departments; to boot camp that teaches incoming law students how to succeed in law school; and to the protégé advocate program that aims to give lawyers the tools to advance to partnership. PDLG is a volunteer-led organization, and its success is contingent upon the efforts of all those who give back.

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