Email announcements are sent to Fellows every Tuesday afternoon and feature program news and information, professional opportunities, and alerts of upcoming events to help you get the most out of your participation in the LCLD Fellows Program. These announcements will be archived on the website.

Questions? Please email Stephanie Uzel.

Please note: Leadership Lunches and Learning experiences will be publicized via the Fellows Weekly announcements.  At that point, 2014 Fellows who have not met the two-lunch requirement will be given priority to attend lunches, with any open spaces available for 2011, 2012 and 2013 Fellows, or 2014 Fellows who have already attended two lunches. Capacity is limited, so be sure to read your Fellows announcements each week! If you have any questions, contact Stephanie.


2011 Fellow Valyncia Simmons recently joined Altria Client Services in Richmond, VA as Senior Counsel, Marketing.

2012 Fellow Andy Cao was recently selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars Edition 2014. He was also selected for 2012 and 2013.

2012 Fellow Tara Elliott recently joined WilmerHale as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice in Washington, D.C.


Registration is open for the upcoming Fellows Learning Experience hosted by General Mills in Minneapolis, MN on Friday, April 25th. The event will begin with a Welcome Dinner on Thursday, April 24th. If you're interested in attending, please e-mail cnolde@lcldnet.com as soon as possible. Information including the agenda, hotel information, welcome dinner details, and transportation will be sent out under separate email for those Fellows attending the event.


Please contact 2011 Fellow John Park if you practice in L&E and would be interested in joining a group of Fellows that practice in your area. You can reach John at 615.850.8767 or john.park@wallerlaw.com.


LCLD is looking for 1-2 Corporate LCLD Fellows to speak at the 2014 1L LCLD Scholars Summit in Dallas, TX on June 6th. The session will cover:

The Secrets to Success: It's More How You Manage the Bad than How You Navigate the Good. You may have heard that you will need to work hard, build relationships, and show leadership potential. How do you do that? This panel will answer the tough questions for you, including:

  • How to rebound from tough feedback
  • How to balance life and work (especially in the first three years)
  • How to know if you’re keeping pace or falling behind
  • What successful lawyers do that keeps them focused

If you are interested in speaking on this panel, please contact Louise Bald at lbald@lcldnet.com, and include a brief statement as to what insights you would share with the 1L Scholars.


The Third Annual Fellows Conference is open for registration. The event will take place Thursday, May 15th through Sunday, May 18th at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami, FL. Click here to register. Cick here to view the agenda.


Thank you to all the Member organizations that have registered to participate in the LCLD 1L Scholars Program this year, if you haven’t yet registered your organization, it is not too late, please click here to do so. We are looking forward to another wonderful group of 1L Scholars joining us at the Scholars Retreat this June in Dallas, TX. If you have already registered your organization, please take a moment to provide your 1L Scholar(s)’ name and contact information by clicking here. This will allow LCLD to know who is joining us for the Retreat, and provide important information to the Scholars.


The 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Summit on June 5-6 in Chicago will bring together NALP and ALFDP members, diversity professionals, law firm partners, in-house lawyers, career counselors, legal hiring and training professionals, law school deans, industry consultants, and other legal career professionals who have an interest in continuing to expand diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. This Summit features topics from the front lines of the discussion about diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in the world, and offers a wide variety of speakers. Register today for an exciting conference that will provide a forum for a robust exchange of information about the current challenges and innovations surrounding the issues of diversity and inclusion in the legal employment arena.


McDonald's is searching for a Real Estate Attorney for their Asset Management Legal Team. Click here to view the job description and to apply online. 

Gray Plant Mooty is currently seeking talented attorneys for corporate and IP associate openings in its Minneapolis office. To view available positions, please visit gpmlaw.com/join-us.

Click here to view the positions that GE has available.

Squire Sanders is hiring. To view available opportunities and apply online, please visit www.squiresanders.com/lawyercareers/.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is seeking a seconded diverse attorney to support the Legal Realty team. The daily work will vary greatly, but will include handling projects that reflect the business clients’ current strategies. This position will be responsible for identifying, assessing, and managing risks and resources while promoting and supporting company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity. The attorney will supervise all aspects of complex commercial real estate transactions related to new store construction for Walmart Realty while managing outside counsel relating to same. Also, the attorney will manage entitlement and land use issues relating to commercial real estate development, environmental/hazardous materials issues, as well as federal and state environmental requirements/best management practices, reporting to a Senior Associate General Counsel for Real Estate. Attorney will also work closely with Real Estate Directors and Project Managers, and will provide advice and counsel to directors and officer-level associates within the company where necessary.


Expertise of five or more years in negotiation and preparation of purchase agreements, ground leases, building leases, development agreements, easements, declarations and use restrictions, and related transactional documents is required. Team player who can handle a fast-paced and diverse work load. Secondment will last for three months (with the possibility of extension for an additional three months if all parties agree) at the corporate headquarters located in Bentonville, Arkansas. For further details, or to submit your letter of interest and resume please contact Gretchen Bellamy, Assistant General Counsel - Legal Administration & External Relations at gretchen.bellamy@walmartlegal.com. Desired start date is April 1, 2014.

Pepper Hamilton has several positions open. Click here to view the position descriptions and apply online. Interested or have questions? Please contact 2011 Fellow Kassem Lucas.

Wells Fargo & Company is currently hiring for several legal positions. To view available positions apply online, please visit www.wellsfargo.com/careers.

Littler Mendelson P.C. is looking for the best and brightest to join its ever-growing and thriving team. For more information about specific openings, please visit the Careers section of its website: http://www.littler.com/careers.