Last month Susan Harriman, the general counsel of San Francisco-based Keker, Van Nest & Peters, was inducted as the 73rd president of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Harriman is the third woman to head up the elite, invitation-only North American trial advocacy group where no more than 1% of the lawyers in any U.S. state or Canadian province are fellows. 

Yesterday the Litigation Daily caught up with Harriman to discuss the role, her plans for the coming year, and the college’s dual goals of improving the standards of trial practice and building a trial bar that reflects the diversity of the jurors deciding cases.