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LCD offers numerous professional development and career opportunities for everyone; from practicing attorneys, to students interested in pursuing legal careers.

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Career Opportunities

LCD features job postings for organizations and attorneys across all practice areas. Find your next career opportunity to the right (or below on mobile devices).

If you are a Connecticut legal employer and want to submit your job postings, click HERE to contact our Operations Manager, Brittany James.

Mentoring Opportunities

LCD’s Student Mentor Program matches law students of color from participating law schools in Connecticut with successful lawyers in LCD’s member organization network. Matching mentor and mentee begin with a solid profile of all participants. Pairing may be based on development goals, interests, or background. While the current program focuses on law students, many relationships formed continue informally for years. This program has been called “life-changing” by past participants and brings unparalleled value to both the mentor and mentee.

If you are a law student at any of the law schools in Connecticut or Western New England, you are eligible to apply to become a mentee.

Practicing attorneys from any of LCD’s Member Organizations can apply to become mentors. 

** Mentor/Mentee Applications are CLOSED for the 2023 program year**

Professional Development & Networking

LCD presents numerous opportunities for individual attorneys and law students to explore professional development areas and grow their network of legal professionals. For example, our annual Best Practices Seminars have featured innovative approaches to building diverse and inclusive legal teams, tips for mentoring across differences, and more. We also host events with corporate general counsel, judges in the state and federal judiciary, and other leaders in the legal profession, with ample opportunities to network and learn about the pathways to those senior positions.

College Pipeline

The LCD College Pipeline Summer Internship Program provides college students with paid summer work experience, weekly seminars, and local visits (COVID permitting) to a courthouse, law schools, and other locations. In addition to exposing students to the daily responsibilities of working in a legal office, the program includes a summer-long mock trial program that culminates in every student participating in the mock trial, which is presided over by a judge of the Connecticut Superior Court. Many of our member organizations host one or more college interns.

We are recruiting Connecticut residents who are high achieving college students with an interest in a legal career. The program has a focus on  students who come from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession.

STUDENTS ONLY – Click HERE to apply for the 2024 program year

FIRMS ONLY – Click HERE to complete the 2024 Firm Host Commitment Form

Bridge to the Bar Program

The goal of the LCD Bridge to the Bar program is to eliminate some of the financial barriers experienced by aspiring attorneys in pursuit of a legal career. The program will focus on current participants/alumni of any of LCD’s student programs (e.g., Summer College Pipeline Program, Mentor/Mentee Program, etc.).

The 2024 program is targeting graduating/graduating law students who have expenses related to preparing for the bar exam.

Click HERE to learn more about the 2024 program and to apply.

Past Programming:

Click HERE to view the 2023 Funding your way to the bar recorded event!

RTX-LCD Diversity Scholars Program

Summer 2024 Opportunity – – RTX Corporation (RTX), the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity (LCD), and the law firms of Cantor Colburn, Gordon Rees, and Wiggin & Dana are pleased to announce three ten-week paid internships available to 1L law students in the greater Hartford, CT area for the summer of 2024. The students will spend the first six weeks at the offices of one of the law firms, followed by four weeks working in the RTX Legal Contracts & Compliance department. For the six weeks of law firm work, the firm will pay a competitive summer salary appropriate for a 1L, and, for the remaining four weeks, RTX will pay a $7,500 stipend shortly after the end of the internship.

This internship offers the opportunity to experience the practice of law in a law firm setting and inhouse at a large, multinational company. The internship also offers an opportunity that is typically only available to 2Ls.

Click HERE to learn more about the program and to apply!