American Lawyer Media Launches Diversity Publishing Group

Posted on October 25, 1999

American Lawyer Media, Inc. (ALM) has announced the formation of its Diversity Publishing Group, a new unit designed to create and support joint publishing and information ventures with associations, professional organizations and other entities which advocate and support diversity efforts within the legal and business community. Edna M. Messick has been named to head the group, whose first partner will be the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA).

Under their agreement, ALM and MCCA will jointly publish and distribute Diversity and the Bar, a quarterly magazine of the association. In addition to association members, the publication will be distributed to all subscribers of ALM's Corporate Counsel magazine. Corporate Counsel reaches an estimated 188,000 readers in the legal departments of many of the nation's largest companies. The Diversity Publishing Group will also assume responsibility for current publishing activities related to the Minority Law Journal's annual National Directory of Minority Attorneys.

"This new relationship with ALM will furnish our young and growing association with access to the most effective and widespread information distribution network in the legal industry," said Lloyd Johnson, executive director of the MCCA. "Our mission is to provide continuing advocacy for expanding the diversity of corporate law departments and the firms who serve them; our work with ALM will help us extend communication and dialogue on this important topic."