WELCOME TO THE MONTHLY PATHFINDER NEWSLETTER
"Pathways" will be distributed to current and alumni Pathfinders each month and feature program news and information, alerts of upcoming events, and updates on your fellow Pathfinders to help you get the most out of your involvement in the LCLD Pathfinder Program. Past Pathways newsletters will be archived on the LCLD website.
We want to hear from you! If you received a promotion, changed jobs, are engaged in community service, or have a practice-related publication, we want to share it. If you plan to host a Pathfinder Meet-Up, or are attending a national or regional event and want to connect with other Pathfinders while traveling, let us know. Email newsletter submissions to Caitlin Puffenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org or Walt Lohmann at email@example.com.
Did You Know?
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2015 Pathfinder Preetha Chakrabarti worked on a pro bono case that led to a commutation of sentence by President Obama. Preetha was commended by Crowell & Moring Chairwoman Angela Styles: "Preetha spent significant time and effort culling through records of the case, interviewing Sandra, and drafting a persuasive and heart-felt petition to the President."
KEEPING IN TOUCH
Don't forget to keep your Pathfinder Directory Profile up to date, including job changes, new contact information, or updated photos. Check out Terra Linden Gearhart-Serna and Alvin Johnson's profiles for inspiration.
REGIONAL 2016 PATHFINDER MEETING: Indianapolis, IN - March 31, 2016
2015 Pathfinders in the Indianapolis area are invited to attend the welcome reception for the 2016 Pathfinders' regional meeting, hosted by Eli Lilly & Company, on March 31 from 6-8 p.m ET. If you are interested in attending, email Stella Askin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
REGIONAL 2016 PATHFINDER MEETING: Redmond, WA - April 14, 2016
2015 Pathfinders in the Seattle area are invited to attend the welcome reception for the 2016 Pathfinders' regional meeting, hosted by Microsoft Corporation, on April 14 from 6-8 p.m. PT. If you are interested in attending, email Stella Askin at email@example.com for more information.
There are many exciting leadership opportunities for Pathfinder Alumni who wish to take a greater role in LCLD and continue to expand the program.
- Arrange a local/regional Pathfinder Meet-Up. These events can be organized ad hoc and initiated by anyone. If interested, email Lori Lorenzo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Organize bi-annual calls to allow Pathfinders to connect, update one another on professional achievements, and check in on skill development. If interested, email Walt Lohmann at email@example.com.
- Connect with other LCLD programs. To participate in the LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program or Group Mentoring Program, email Nancy Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on working with the Fellows programming committee, email Nichole Velasquez.
- Become Inaugural Chair of the Pathfinder Alumni Annual Gathering. The sky is the limit for the first-ever Pathfinder Alumni gathering, but someone needs to lead the way.
EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES OF INTEREST
LCLD SUCCESS IN LAW SCHOOL MENTORING PROGRAM NEEDS YOU!
The LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program is still seeking Mentors in Atlanta, Baltimore, Kansas City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. To share your wisdom and experience with young law students, sign up here or email Nancy Richardson at email@example.com for more information.
NEW YORK CITY BAR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION CHAMPION AWARD
The New York City Bar is seeking nominations for its Annual Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award. The award recognizes extraordinary individuals whose actions and activities within the legal profession, particularly in New York City, facilitate diversity in the hiring, retention, and promotion of attorneys. The New York City bar encourages you to nominate individuals within your network who embody these principles. Click here for more information on the award. The deadline for submission is Friday, February 18.
16TH ANNUAL CHARTING YOUR OWN COURSE CAREER CONFERENCE: Orlando, FL - Feb. 4-7, 2016
The 16th Annual Charting Your Own Course Career Conference is scheduled for Feb. 4-7, 2016, at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Hotel. Charting Your Own Course (CYOC) is a comprehensive professional development conference. CYOC Founder Werten Bellamy was the moderator of the inaugural 2011 LCLD Fellows class and several LCLD Fellows serve as faculty for the program. The CYOC conference agenda can be found here.
If you have any questions regarding the conference or would like to meet up with other Fellows and Pathfinders, please feel free to contact 2011 LCLD Fellow Jimmie McMillian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 2012 Fellow Yvette Gatling at email@example.com.
NBACLS ANNUAL CORPORATE COUNSEL CONFERENCE: Scottsdale, AZ - Feb. 18-20, 2016
Registration is now open for the National Bar Association Commercial Law Section's 29th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ, from Thursday, February 18, through Saturday, February 20. The registration deadline is January 8, 2016. All registrations will be accepted online only at www.nbacls.com. Please contact LCLD Fellow Roger Goode at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2ND WASHINGTON D.C. LEGAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT EXPO: Washington, D.C. - Feb. 19, 2016
The ABA Office of Diversity and Inclusion is presenting the 2nd Washington D.C. Legal Career Development Expo on Feb. 19, 2016. If you are interested in speaking on career development, mentoring, interviewing, leveraging bar associations, personal branding, networking, or financial planning, or in leading one-on-one coaching sessions, contact Skip Harsch at Skip.Harsch@americanbar.org. Click here for more information.
LCLD 1L SCHOLARS SUMMIT: Chicago, IL - May 19, 2016
Chicago-area Pathfinders are invited to attend the welcome reception for the LCLD 1L Scholars Summit on Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m. CT at the JW Marriott, 151 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60603. For more information, email Nancy Richardson at email@example.com.
If you have questions about the Pathfinder Program, email Walt Lohmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lori Lorenzo at email@example.com. If you have questions, suggestions, or submissions for Pathways for Pathfinders, email Caitlin Puffenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org.