The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity held its second annual meeting in Washington last week. The two-day gathering — composed of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners — aims to nurture and grow a diverse legal network. It plans to accomplish this in part through networking and mentoring.

“This is both a long-term initiative and a now initiative,” said Gregory Jordan, managing partner at Reed Smith and co-chairman of the group’s talent development committee. “We are trying to make a personal connection where we can make an impact with them over time.”

The council is six months into its first year and is already yielding positive results, according to Geoffrey Kelly, senior vice president and general counsel for The Coca-Cola Co. and co-chairman of the group’s talent development committee. “When you get a lot of high-talented and high-potential people together, there is no limit to what you can achieve,” Kelly said.