2020 1L LCLD Scholars are invited to attend this virtual program of career-development content, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 1:00 - 4:45 pm ET. This is the first of four meetings that will take place during the summer of 2020. Please see below for the meeting agenda and other information.


1:00 - 1:05 pm ET

Robert Grey, President, LCLD

1:05 - 1:30 pm ET

Orientation & Icebreaker
Nancy Richardson, Program Manager, LCLD

1:30 - 3:00 pm ET

Leveraging Your Personality Type to be Effective at Work
Carrie J. Fletcher, Affiliate Instructor, Harvard Law School Executive Education

Have you ever come out of a conversation with a wildly different interpretation from someone else who was there? Have you ever been subject to (or accused of) micro-managing? Have you ever had someone assume you were disinterested in a topic when you were actually just thinking about your response? Common conflicts like these often have their underpinnings in the different ways that we gather and process information. In this interactive workshop, we will work with the TypeCoach online tool suite to share core lessons about how people tend to collect and process information, make decisions, and communicate with others—and how our differing, unconscious tendencies can cause conflict and confusion at work. Participants will learn to accurately recognize their own preferences and identify those of others. We will focus on practical, type-related skills that help people become better collaborators by identifying and effectively bridging areas of common cognitive difference that they will undoubtedly encounter in the workplace.

3:00 - 3:15 pm ET


3:15 - 4:30 pm ET

Law Firm Mechanics
Scott Westfahl, Director of Executive Education and Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School

Professor Westfahl will give an overview of how medium-to-large law firms are organized and how their economic and human capital models work. How are law firms different than big companies? What drives their profitability? As human capital businesses, how do they develop talent and what challenges do they face? Having spent 19 years in large law firms, he will also offer his perspectives on how modern law firms have evolved, what is working well, what they are trying to improve, and where they may be heading.

4:30 - 4:45 pm ET

Closing Remarks
Nancy Richardson, Program Manager, LCLD

For questions about the 2020 1L LCLD Scholars Virtual Programming, please email Nancy Richardson, LCLD Program Manager.