WELCOME TO THE MONTHLY PATHFINDER NEWSLETTER
"Pathways" will be distributed to current and alumni Pathfinders each month and feature 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 will be 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 at email@example.com or Walt Lohmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did You Know?
The LCLD Video Library is a great way to learn more about LCLD, diversity, leadership, and more.
KEEPING IN TOUCH
Don't forget to keep your Pathfinder Directory Profile up to date with job changes, new contact information, and a recent photo. Check out Makalika Naholowaa and Carlos Rodriguez's profiles for inspiration.
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.
DC PATHFINDER HAPPY HOUR: Washington, DC - March 17, 2016
REGIONAL 2016 PATHFINDER MEETING: Indianapolis, IN - March 31, 2016
2015 Pathfinders in the Indianapolis area are invited to attend the welcome reception for the 2016 Pathfinders' regional meeting, hosted by Eli Lilly & Company, on March 31 from 6-8 p.m. ET. If you are interested in attending, email Stella Askin at email@example.com for more information.
REGIONAL 2016 PATHFINDER MEETING: Redmond, WA - April 14, 2016
2015 Pathfinders in the Seattle area are invited to attend the welcome reception for the 2016 Pathfinders' regional meeting, hosted by Microsoft Corporation, on April 14 from 6-8 p.m. PT. If you are interested in attending, email Stella Askin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
WORTH A READ
Diversity: Key to a Happier Legal Profession
Diversity in our workforce and our ways of working is the key to a more effective legal profession, according to Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America and a past LCLD Annual Meeting speaker, in a special commentary written for LCLD. Law school enrollment is down, many lawyers are unhappy with their jobs, and law firms are losing talent, particularly female talent, she explains. “Ways of working that leave room for lives outside the law will improve the productivity and quality of legal practice,” and will also make more room for diverse talent, Slaughter concludes. Read the full article 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 at email@example.com.
- 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Connect with other LCLD programs. To participate in the LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program or Group Mentoring Program, email Nancy Richardson at email@example.com. For more information on working with the Fellows programming committee, email Nichole Velasquez.
- Become Inaugural Chair of the Pathfinder Alumni Annual Gathering. The sky is the limit for the first-ever Pathfinder Alumni gathering, but someone needs to lead the way.
EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES OF INTEREST
LCLD SUCCESS IN LAW SCHOOL MENTORING PROGRAM NEEDS YOU!
The LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program is still seeking Mentors in Atlanta, Baltimore, Kansas City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. To share your wisdom and experience with young law students, sign up here or email Nancy Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ON THE RISE: TOP 40 YOUNG LAWYERS
The Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association is searching for young lawyers who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership, and legal and community service. The nomination deadline is March 1, 2016. Click here for guidelines and to nominate a young lawyer.
DIVERSITY + FLEXIBILITY= TALENT SUCCESS: Washington, DC - March 16, 2016
The Diversity and Flexibility Alliances annual conference "Diversity + Flexibility = Talent Success" will be held March 16, 2016, at the Jones Day office in Washington, DC. The conference features panel discussions led by AmLaw 100/200 Chairs, Fortune 500 General Counsel, and other industry leaders. LCLD is proud to be a community sponsor of the event. Click here for more information, or contact Eliza Musallam at email@example.com.
2016 1L LCLD SCHOLARS SUMMIT: Chicago, IL - May 19, 2016
Chicago-area Pathfinders are invited to attend the welcome reception for the 2016 1L LCLD Scholars Summit on Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m. CT at the JW Marriott, 151 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60603. For more information, email Nancy Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about the Pathfinder Program, email Walt Lohmann at email@example.com or Lori Lorenzo at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, suggestions, or submissions for Pathways for Pathfinders, email Caitlin Puffenberger at email@example.com.