Master of Science in Legal Administration MSLA
Kathleen Nalty has 12 years of experience in diversity and inclusiveness in the legal industry. Currently, she has her own consulting practice and serves as President of Kathleen Nalty Consulting, LLC. She specializes in assisting legal organizations in creating inclusive workplaces to retain and advance diverse talent. Previously, Kathleen founded the Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI) in Denver, Colorado and led the nonprofit as its Executive Director from October 2007 through January 2013. In this role, Kathleen developed the only “how to” manual for legal organizations that has a comprehensive step-by-step process for removing hidden barriers to retention and creating an inclusive workplace. She assisted over two dozen legal organizations in their implementation of inclusiveness initiatives, including 16 law firms, 8 government legal offices, and the legal departments of Walmart, CenturyLink, Xcel Energy, and DaVita. Kathleen also conducted 10 half-day training sessions across the U.S. in 2012 for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association as part of its Academy of Diversity & Inclusion. Kathleen received her B.A. from the University of Denver and her J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School. Early in her legal career she clerked for a federal judge and worked as a federal civil rights prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC where she prosecuted hate crimes, slavery and police brutality cases. She has received numerous awards for her leadership in legal diversity and inclusiveness from several organizations, including the Colorado Women’s Business Chamber, Colorado & Denver Bar Associations, Colorado GLBT Bar Association, Sam Cary Bar Association, Colorado Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Colorado Women’s Bar Foundation, and the Denver Urban Debate League.