Burns White attorney, Ahsan A. Jafry, has been selected as a Fellow to participate in a nationally recognized program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). In his role as a Fellow, he will be trained to help identify, educate, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession.
According to LCLD President, Robert J. Grey, Jr., the Fellows Program offers high-potential attorneys “an extraordinarily rich year of relationship-building, in-person training, peer-group projects, and extensive contact with LCLD’s top leadership.” The goal of the year-long, professional development program is to produce a generation of attorneys with strong leadership and relationship skills who are committed to fostering diversity within their institutions and the legal profession at large.
“Mr. Jafry is extremely deserving of this honor. We are pleased that he will have the opportunity to participate in this program, and impact the legal profession with his insights and experiences with diversity,” said David B. White, executive committee member of Burns White. “He joins a select group of talented attorneys, from diverse backgrounds, recognized for their potential as leaders at their organizations, and within the communities which they serve.”
Mr. Jafry’s practice consists of defending physicians, nurses, dentists, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other medical providers in medical malpractice matters. Outside of private practice, Mr. Jafry was appointed by the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on its Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges, and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers School of Law – Camden, where he teaches trial advocacy. He is an active member of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, and the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey, and has served on the board of the New Jersey Muslim Lawyers Association. Additionally, Mr. Jafry is active in numerous diversity initiatives in the community.
Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 260 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are personally committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession. The LCLD Fellows program, which has trained more than a thousand mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives. For more information on the LCLD, visit: www.lcldnet.org.