WELCOME TO THE FELLOWS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Email announcements are sent to Fellows every Tuesday 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 LCLD website.
Questions? Please email Stephanie Uzel.
Did You Know?
Following the retirement of The Most Interesting Man in the World, an LCLD Fellow was named as the replacement!
2014 Fellow Yendelela Neely Anderson was elected to join the Board of Trustees of Furman University, her alma mater.
2013 Fellow Brian Woolfolk is now Principal at Swan Creek Strategies.
2012 Fellow David Crump is now Director, Compliance & Ethics, Investigations at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
2012 Fellow Vernessa Pollard is now a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery LLP.
2011 Fellow Vanessa L. Allen Sutherland has "won widespread praise for improving both the moral and the professionalism of [the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board]," according to a recent press release from the CSB.
2016 Fellows, make sure to join your class LinkedIn group to keep in touch with one another and receive additional updates from LCLD.
Keep up with other news in the LCLD community through the LCLD Weekly News Digest. If you are interested in receiving the News Digest in your inbox each week, email Caitlin Puffenberger at email@example.com and ask to be added to the list.
COMMUNITY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
2016 Fellow Jacqueline Mallett and her daughter volunteer at the Ohio Wildlife Center every Saturday, taking care of animals at OWC's Education Center. "I enjoy doing this volunteer work because the animals are so grateful and it is so different from the practice of law," Jackie said. "No sitting behind a desk if you are a wildlife biologist or zoologist... We are in our third year of volunteering there every Saturday morning!" Jackie is pictured at left with Mr. Chukkers, a groundhog with permanent amnesia.
2013 Fellow Kyle Ferachi will be running in the New York City Marathon to raise money for the Tug McGraw Foundation, a nonprofit that raises money for childrens and adults with debilitating neuroscience conditions. Click here to help Kyle reach his goal and follow his journey to the finish line.
NEW DOWNLOADABLE FEATURE ON FELLOWS DIRECTORY
Do you need a list of Fellows in your area to invite to an event? Would you like to connect with other Fellows in your practice area? A new feature in the Fellows Directory allows you to download a sortable, printable list of all LCLD Fellows, including position, location, contact information, law school, practice area, and more.
To get the downloadable .csv (Excel) file of your results, click the new "Login" button (see instructions here) and enter the password. For security reasons, you must request the password as needed, directly from Stephanie Uzel, Caitlin Puffenberger, or Jessica Smith, as the password will change periodically.
If you don't need to download your search results, you may continue to use the directory the way that you have always used it—without logging in.
PLEASE NOTE: If the directory landing page in your web browser does not look like the instructions screenshot linked above, then you will need to clear your web browser history as it relates to the directory. If you have any technical questions about this new feature, please contact Jessica Smith, LCLD Communications & Marketing Manager.
LCLD PATHFINDER WELCOME RECEPTION: Indianapolis, IN - March 31, 2016
Indianapolis-area Fellows are invited to the LCLD 2016 Pathfinder First Meeting Welcome Reception at the iMOCA Gallery of The Alexander hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana from 6 - 8 p.m. on March 31. The Alexander Hotel is located at 333 South Delaware Street. RSVP to Stella Askin by Thursday, March 24, 2016.
Directions to The Alexander are available here. The Pathfinder Program is LCLD's newest initiative, which is designed to teach relationship building, leadership, and career development strategies to early-career lawyers.
LCLD PATHFINDER WELCOME RECEPTION: Bellevue, WA - April 14, 2016
Seattle-area Fellows are invited to the LCLD 2016 Pathfinder First Meeting Welcome Reception hosted by Lane Powell, PC at Pearl in Bellevue, WA, from 6-8 p.m. on April 14. Pearl is located at 700 Bellevue NE, Ste. 50. RSVP to Stella Askin. The Pathfinder Program is LCLD's newest initiative, which is designed to teach relationship building, leadership, and career development strategies to early-career lawyers.
FELLOWS ALUMNI REGIONAL ROUNDTABLE: Chicago, IL - May 2, 2016
Join law department and law firm leaders, as well as a group of LCLD Fellows Alumni, for lunch and a candid roundtable discussion about diversity and success on Monday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hinshaw & Culbertson office in Chicago. Speakers will share their personal challenges and experiences with mentorship and sponsorship, work-life balance, and characteristics for career success. Click here for more information. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Diane Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-704-3000.
FELLOWS ALUMNI ANNOUNCEMENTS
LCLD FELLOWS ALUMNI COMMITTEE AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL LEADERRSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
We are excited to announce the Alumni Committee membership and Alumni Executive Council leadership opportunities available for the 2016-2017 term. Becoming active with the LCLD Fellows Alumni Committees and Leadership is a fulfilling way to "pay it forward" and help strengthen the 800+ strong (and growing) LCLD Fellows Alumni community.
Please click here to apply for a position on a committee or on the Fellows Alumni Executive Council. The available committees and leadership positions are fully described here. Submissions are due no later than Thursday, March 31, 2016.
If you have questions about the leadership selection process, please email Courtney Nolde, LCLD Special Projects Manager.
REGISTER FOR THE FIFTH ANNUAL FELLOWS ALUMNI CONFERENCE: Chicago, IL - June 23-26, 2016
Registration Fees - Law Firm Fellows:
$200 Regular Registration: March 1 - April 30, 2016
$250 Late Registration: May 1 - June 15, 2016
Registration Fee - Corporate Fellows:
$150 Regular Registration: Open through June 15, 2016
For questions, please contact Courtney Nolde, LCLD Special Project Manager, at email@example.com.
2011 FELLOWS FIVE YEAR REUNION: Chicago, IL - June 25, 2016
2011 Fellows are invited to attend a five-year anniversary celebration at this year's Fellows Alumni Conference on Saturday, June 25, at 5:30 p.m. at The Whit Rooftop Lounge. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
FELLOWS ALUMNI CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
LCLD Member organizations are invited to sponsor the Fifth Annual LCLD Fellows Alumni Conference in Chicago this June. Click here to see all sponsorship levels. If you or your organization are interested, email Courtney Nolde at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FELLOWS ALUMNI - ARE YOU ALL IN?
Fellows Alumni contributions by class.
When the Executive Council asked Fellows Alumni if they would be willing to support the program with an annual contribution, the overwhelming response was, "We're All In!" Funding is crucial for the strength and growth of the Fellows Alumni association, so the EC asks each of you to make a personal commitment of $125. Click here for instructions how to make your contribution.
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF INTEREST
SPEAKERS NEEDED: 3RD ANNUAL NATIONAL DIVERSITY PRE-LAW CONFERENCE AND LAW FAIR: Washington, DC - April 1-2, 2016
Speakers are needed for the 3rd Annual National Diversity Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, at Howard University School of Law. If interested, please email Evangeline M. Mitchell, Founder & President of National Pre-Law Diversity Initiatives, Inc., at email@example.com.
WEST VIRGINIA STATE BAR ANNUAL MEETING: White Sulphur Springs, WV - April 3-4, 2016
Robert Grey, President of LCLD, will be speaking at the Greenbrier during the West Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting on April 3-4, 2016. Click here for more information about the meeting and contact 2014 Fellow Marilyn McClure-Demers if you plan to attend.
SPRING GROUP MENTORING EVENT: Washington, D.C. - April 6, 2016
D.C. area Fellows are invited to attend the D.C. Spring Group Mentoring Event for the Success in Law School Mentoring Program, held Wednesday, April 6, from 6-8 p.m. at Littler Mendelson P.C.'s office on Farragut Square. The event will bring together 2016 Mentors and Mentees, along with Fellows and Pathfinders, for an evening of refreshments, networking, and practical career development. Please RSVP to Walt Lohmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROTECTING YOUR COMPANY FROM HACKERS, SPEARFISHING, AND INSIDER THREATS CLE: Dallas, TX - April 7, 2016
Baker Botts is hosting a CLE on cyber security for in-house counsel on April 7, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. at Cantina Laredo in Dallas. 2016 Fellow Guillermo Christensen will be one of the panelists. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
2016 ANNUAL OHIO WOMEN'S BAR ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE: Columbus, OH - May 18-19, 2016
The annual Ohio Women's Bar Association Conference will be held May 18-19, 2016. Paulette Brown, President of the American Bar Association and LCLD's Diversity Professional at Locke Lord LLP, is the keynote speaker. 2014 Fellow Marilyn McClure-Demers will be sworn in as President of the OWBA at the same meeting. Click here for more information.
PANEL SPEAKERS NEEDED - LAVENDER LAW 2015 CAREER SERVICES AND JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES FOR LAW STUDENTS: Washington, DC - August 6, 2016
Are you planning to attend the 2016 Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair? Would you like to speak to students to provide tips for success? This panel, moderated by LCLD Program Director Lori Lorenzo, will include lawyers from law firms, in-house legal departments, government, and non-profit organizations. The National LGBT Bar Association currently needs speakers for this panel which will take place on Saturday, August 6, from 9 - 10:30 a.m. at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. Panelists will be required to participate in one planning call in advance of the session. Please feel free to forward this request to your colleagues. Email Lori Lorenzo for questions or to express interest.
VISITING WOMEN EXECUTIVE EXCHANGE PROGRAM: Yale University School of Management - September 11 - 15, 2016
The Visiting Women Executive Exchange Program at the Yale School of Management addresses the most challenging professional step for women -- the leap to top management. Over one week, senior women managers from Africa and North America are prepared for transformational C-suite, board room, cabinet, and university leadership through intensive instruction in critical skills needed to think strategically, make better decisions, grow organizations, and lead diverse teams in a 21st century environment. The program runs Sunday, September 11, through Thursday, September 15, with a fee of $8,950. There is a discount for those who apply by May 1. For more information, please contact VWEEP Program Manager Zachary Avine at 267-251-5901 or email@example.com. Click here to register.
Commercial Real Estate Attorney: Fannie Mae - Washington, DC
Director of Professional Development: Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. - St. Louis, MO
Corporate Counsel, Real Estate: Starbucks Coffee Company - Seattle, WA
VP & Chief Counsel - Center for Next Generation Growth: Prudential - Newark, NJ
VP, Deputy Chief Legal Officer, Annuities and Individual Life Insurance: Prudential - Shelton, CT
VP, Corporate Counsel: Prudential - Multiple locations
To see listings for Associate and other positions, click here.
POSTING OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FELLOWS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. Title and location of the position
2. Contact information of individual to contact with additional questions about the position
3. PDF of the job description
Job Opportunities will remain in the Fellows Weekly Announcements for four consecutive weeks and then be removed. You may request one posting renewal for an additional four weeks. There is no cost for posting. Opportunities received in accordance with the policy prior to 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday will be posted in the Fellows Weekly Announcements released on the following Tuesday. Please note that Associate and lower-level positions are now posted in a separate, linked document.