Leslie Richardson Joins DBA WE LEAD Program
Jan 14, 2022
Dallas partner Leslie Richardson was selected to join the 2022 class of the Dallas Bar Association WE LEAD: Women Empowered to Lead in the Legal Profession. The DBA launched the program in 2017 as a leadership, empowerment, and professional development program for high-performing women lawyers who have practiced for 8 to 15 years.
“I look forward to the opportunity that the DBA WE LEAD program offers and meeting other women who are interested in elevating our practices and our communities,” said Leslie.
In 2018, the Dallas Bar Association received an ABA Partnership Award in recognition for its DBA WE LEAD program. The purpose of the program is to address many of the disparities within the profession for women and the unique challenges that women lawyers face. Today women make up less than 20% of equity partners and less than 5% of managing partners in the AM LAW 100. The DBA WE LEAD program offers leadership and professional development training, teaches networking and business generation skills, and offers opportunities to empower women lawyers to take their already successful practices to new heights within their law firms, the business community, and their local community.