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Morgan L. Smith Professional Development Director

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts (Inactive)


Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, J.D.

Mount Holyoke College, A.B.

Morgan L. Smith is Dykema's Professional Development Director. Her duties include the design, implementation and evaluation of the Firm's attorney training and professional development programs.

Ms. Smith also manages Dykema's Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program and works closely with Dykema's Professional Personnel Member to align the Firm's professional personnel efforts with the needs of the Firm's department directors and practice group leaders. In addition, she works with the Office of General Counsel on compliance and risk management matters.


  • Over 20 years experience in professional development, recruiting and diversity administration and management in law firms.
  • Member of NALP since 1994, has served on many committees and has held multiple leadership positions.

Memberships & Involvement

  • ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, NALP Liaison, 2017-present
  • NALP (Association for Legal Career Professionals), Member
  • Professional Development Consortium (PDC), Member of National and Chicago chapters
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA), Member
  • National Legal Mentoring Consortium, Member
  • Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism - Mentoring Expansion Advisory Group, 2016-2017
  • Association for Talent Development (ATD), Member, 2010-2018
  • Chicago Association of Legal Personnel Administrators (CALPA), Member, 2002-2016

NALP's 2011 President's Award for outstanding contribution to the association and industry