Burns White attorney, Jessica M. Jurasko, has been selected as a 2019 Fellow by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). As a participant in this nationally recognized program, Ms. Jurasko will learn to identify, educate, and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. She is the third Burns White attorney in as many years chosen as an LCLD program fellow.
Ms. Jurasko joins a select group of talented attorneys, from diverse backgrounds, recognized for their potential as leaders at their organizations, and within their communities. “To be selected as an LCLD Fellow is such an honor,” said Ms. Jurasko. “This unique and exceptional program will undoubtedly enrich my experience as an attorney, and help me grow as a leader. Burns White’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is furthered with our involvement in the LCLD and its mission to empower future generations of diverse leaders throughout the legal profession. I look forward to actively contributing to that goal as a 2019 Fellow.”
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.
“We are so pleased that Ms. Jurasko has been selected among her peers to participate in this year’s LCLD fellowship program. She is a talented attorney and role model, and we are confident in her ability to shape the legal profession positively with her insights and experiences with diversity,” said David B. White, Executive Committee Member of Burns White.
Ms. Jurasko focuses her practice in the areas of medical malpractice, healthcare, and general liability defense litigation. She defends nursing homes, healthcare organizations, hospitals, individual medical professionals, and other executives in professional, general, and premises liability. A seasoned litigator, Ms. Jurasko also handles all phases of litigation and case management in occupational safety and health, complex insurance coverage, and corporate contractual disputes in state and federal courts.
Founded in 2009, LCLD is a growing organization of more than 300 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 1,600 mid-career attorneys since 2011, is one of LCLD’s most important initiatives. For more information, visit: www.lcldnet.org.