Above: LCLD Members Kate Adams of Honeywell International and Jeff Lutsky of Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young recently described "What's Working" about the Fellows program at their organizations. (Video by Jay Haas)


Now entering its fifth year, the LCLD Fellows Program is a comprehensive, year-long program of learning, leadership training, and networking that has created a unique and growing community for both law firm and in-house Fellows.

Fellows Requirements: 

8-15 years of practice experience

Nominated by the LCLD Member (General Counsel or Managing Partner)

Available to participate in all Fellows Program events over the course of the one-year fellowship

Lawyers in the Fellows program report increased interaction with leaders in their organizations and higher retention rates; 84% are still with the organization that nominated them. Fellows also report higher levels of social integration in the workplace. As Bob Nelson of ABF recently reported, LCLD Fellows show little evidence of the social isolation depicted in his "After the JD" study.

Upon completing the program, the 2015 Fellows will join a robust Alumni network of more than 775 past LCLD Fellows, whose activities include regional networking events and an annual Alumni Conference, along with increased opportunities for professional and business development.

The year-long fellowship includes three in-person meetings and a number of opportunities for formal and informal networking. Fellows also have the opportunity to interact with each other and LCLD Members during Leadership Lunches and Learning Experiences.

LCLD has a number of Learning Experiences scheduled for 2015, including events at Starbucks, Target, United, and PNC Financial.

Between meetings, Fellows participate in local, in-person events and assignments, and online learning opportunities. All Fellows will receive a comprehensive Welcome package to orient them to the program in January. 

2015 Fellows will attend their first meeting March 6-8, 2015 in New Orleans, their second meeting September 28-30, 2015 in Chicago, and their third meeting in March 2016 (city to be announced soon).

For more information about the Fellows program, please view the 2015 LCLD Fellows Program Prospectus resource below, or visit the Fellows section of the LCLD website. For questions, please contact Nichole Velasquez, Program Manager, or Lori Lorenzo, LCLD Program Director. The nomination period has been extended through January 15, 2015.

Click here to read about recent Fellows program events, or click here to read news about recent Fellows Alumni activities and community service projects.

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