LCLD Fellows Second Meeting Agenda

September 18-20, 2013
Washington, D.C.

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September 18, 2013


Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
Fred McClure
Welcome and meeting orientation.
Grand Ballroom C




Welcome Reception
Garden Lawn (In case of inclement weather, the reception will be held in Grand Ballroom C)

September 19, 2013


Breakfast with LCLD Members
No scheduled programming.
Oriental Ballroom


"Jumbo Shrimp, Genuine Naugahyde, and Optimistic Lawyers: What can the psychology of resilience teach us about improving lawyer performance?"
Larry Richard, Ph.D., President, LawyerBrain, LLC

Lawyers are famous for being negative--cynical, skeptical, pessimistic, and riskaverse. While contributing to excellence in the practice of law, these qualities magnify the damaging psychological consequences of change and uncertainty. This seminar introduces participants to recent breakthrough scientific principles of human behavior, and shows how lawyers can use them to stress-proof themselves in turbulent times.
Grand Ballroom C

10:00 -10:45am

The Question of Leadership
Anne-Marie Slaughter

An interview with Anne-Marie Slaughter by Denise Keane, General Counsel of Altria Group, Inc. Anne-Marie Slaughter is currently Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, she sparked national debate with her essay, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” in The Atlantic magazine.
Grand Ballroom C


Leaders in the Law, A Look at the Numbers
Presented by Bob Nelson, Director and Research Chair of ABF, Joe West, President and CEO of MCCA, James Leipold, Executive Director of NALP, Christine Amalfe, President of NAWL Foundation, and Moderated by Aric Press, Editor in Chief of ALM

Research leaders in the legal industry will discuss the state of diversity in the profession, by the numbers.
Grand Ballroom C


Oriental Ballroom


Group Breakout Discussion

Fellows will break into small groups to discuss the morning presentations and develop questions for review during the larger facilitated group discussion.
Tai Pan, Hirshhorn, Sackler, Garden I, Garden II, and Hillwood

2:30-3:30 PM

What the Numbers Mean for Our Success
Verna Myers, Principal of Verna Myers Consulting Group, LLC

A facilitated discussion of the “numbers” and what they mean to the future success of diverse lawyers and the landscape of the legal profession.
Grand Ballroom C

3:30-5:00 PM

Facilitated Relationship Building with Peers
Fred McClure

Join the LCLD’s Fellows Program Master of Ceremonies for a fun and engaging, and completely out of the box, facilitated networking session with your peers.
Grand Ballroom C


Meet for Pictures


Dinner: Dine-Arounds
Dine-arounds are at the Fellows' expense.


Dessert Reception
A decadent opportunity to network with Fellow classmates.
W Hotel

September 20, 2013


Grand Ballroom C

9:00-10:30 AM

Breakout Sessions: Improved Visibility = Increased Marketability
Presented by Susan Blount, General Counsel (GC) of Prudential, Wes Blumenshine, General Counsel of Caterpillar Financial Services, Gary Sasso, Managing Partner of Carlton Fields, and Sheryl Willert, Managing Director of Williams Kastner

Designed to provide specific guidance to Fellows for improving their visibility and marketability within their firms or corporations. Breakouts will group in-house lawyers and law firm lawyers separately.
Hirshhorn, Sackler, Garden I, and Garden II



11:00 AM-12:45 PM

Creating Your Professional Brand
Dr. Lauren Tucker, Senior Vice President at Martin Decision Sciences at the Martin Agency, Joe Slay, President at Slay Communications, Robert Grey, Executive Director at LCLD and Partner at Hunton & Williams

Developing your personal and professional leadership brand takes time, energy and intention. Learn how to do this effectively from marketing professionals and LCLD’s own Robert Grey.
Grand Ballroom C


Wrap-up & Adjourn
Fred McClure