(CHICAGO) Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today that two associates were chosen to participate in a career development program designed by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to give early-career attorneys an opportunity to learn leadership and relationship-building skills.

Amelia M. Chapple, an associate in the Chicago office, concentrates her practice in litigation matters. Johnjerica Hodge, an associate in the Washington, DC office, concentrates her practice on internal and government investigations, corporate compliance and appellate litigation.

Both women were selected as members of the 2018 class of the Pathfinder Program, which is intended to equip attorneys with the practical tools for developing and leveraging professional networks.

"At Katten, we are invested in helping our young, diverse attorneys achieve success," said Katten's Chief Diversity Officer Leslie D. Minier. "Both Amelia and Johnjerica have been identified as having the potential to be future leaders, not only in our firm, but also in the legal profession. This program offers training and development opportunities to help them advance their careers."

The program, now in its third year, offers intensive in-person training, online experiential learning and professional development advice from emerging leaders in the legal world and networking opportunities with peers.

"We believe it's a program that can help catapult a person's career forward," said LCLD President Robert J. Grey, Jr.

LCLD was founded in 2009 and has grown to more than 285 members who serve as corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners and are committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession.