WELCOME TO THE MONTHLY PATHFINDER NEWSLETTER
"Pathways" is distributed to current and alumni Pathfinders each month and features 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 are 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 or Walt Lohmann.
Did You Know?
LCLD is making an impact on the legal profesion.
2015 Pathfinder Jennifer Ervin is now Deputy General Counsel at Shelby County Schools.
2015 Pathfinder Julius Redd was recognized as a "Top 40 Under 40" lawyer by the National Bar Association. He also recently moderated a CLE panel entitled "The Energy Future: Navigating Energy Opportunities in the Exportation of Natural Gas" at the NBA Energy Forum.
2015 Pathfinder Ashley Southerland participated in a panel on "What Lawyers Do" for students in the Pre-Law Summer Scholars Enrichment Program at the Howard University School of Law. The panel was organized by 2015 Pathfinder Julius Redd.
KEEPING IN TOUCH
Join the LCLD Pathfinders LinkedIn group to connect with other Pathfinders and receive updates on LCLD. You can also like LCLD on Facebook and follow Robert and Lori on Twitter for news on diversity in the profession.
2016 PATHFINDERS: ONLINE MODULE 3: SHIELDING AGAINST BIASES: Due August 29, 2016
2016 Pathfinders must complete the e-module, "The Power of Shielding Against Biases," the companion worksheet, and one Action Assignment by Monday, August 29, 2016. Click here for further instructions and to access the Pathfinder Portal. Technical questions may be directed to Jessica Smith, LCLD Communications and Marketing Manager.
IMPORTANT: If you have not completed the first and second e-modules (on sponsorship and goal-setting), please do so as soon as possible. Click here for more information about these e-modules and related Action Assignments.
LCLD 2016 PATHFINDER SECOND MEETING: Dallas, TX - October 27-29, 2016
2016 Pathfinders, don't forget to add the next Pathfinder meeting to your calendars! The meeting will take place at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas.
WORTH A READ:
The Authenticity Paradox
Harvard Business Review
Authenticity is an important skill for leaders to master, but being too authentic, or being authentic in the wrong situations, can hurt your career. To be effectively authentic, consider learning from a diverse set of role models, learning to assess and experiment the authentic self you present to the world, and practicing telling your personal story in different ways. Read more here.
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.
- 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.
- Connect with other LCLD programs. To participate in the LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program or Group Mentoring Program, email Nancy Richardson. For more information on working with the Fellows programming committee, email Nichole Velasquez.
EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES OF INTEREST
LAVENDER LAW CONFERENCE & CAREER FAIR: Washington, DC - August 4-6, 2016
The 2016 Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair will be held at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel on August 4-6, 2016. The agenda will be updated regularly here. Click here to register. If you plan to attend Lavender Law and would like to take the lead in organizing an informal Pathfinder gathering, please let Caitlin Puffenberger know and she will connect you with other attendees.
SUCCESS IN LAW SCHOOL MENTORING PROGRAM: BECOME A MENTOR! - August 31, 2016
The LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program connects diverse first-year law students with accomplished attorneys who can provide advice and take an active interest in their personal and professional development. Click here to learn more about the Mentoring Program, and click here to register to become a Mentor. The deadline to register is August 31, 2016.