WELCOME TO THE MONTHLY PATHFINDER NEWSLETTER
"Pathways" is distributed to current and alumni Pathfinders each month and features 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 are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Walt Lohmann at email@example.com.
Did You Know?
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2016 Pathfinder Patrina Ozurumba recently co-authored an article entitled, "A Comparative Study of Anti-Money Laundering in the United States, Macau, and Singapore," with her husband, Dr. Chimezie Ozurumba. Read more here.
2015 Pathfinder Julius Redd was named among the "Top 40 Under 40" by The National Black Lawyers. He was also appointed as Vice-Coordinator of the National Conference Team of the ABA Young Lawyers Division.
Read LCLD's coverage of the 2016 Pathfinder Program here.
KEEPING IN TOUCH
2016 Pathfinders, you should have received a contact list for your fellow Pathfinders by email earlier this week, as well as information on how to contact your Program Facilitators. If you did not receive this information, please check your spam or trash folders. If it wasn't pulled into spam and you haven't received it, or if you have any questions, please email Lori Lorenzo or Walt Lohmann.
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.
2016 PATHFINDER COMPASS CONVERSATIONS
Invitations to Compass Conversations with Fellows and Fellows Alumni in cities around the country will begin to go out this week. As logistics are complicated, please be flexible and accommodate suggested date changes if possible. Questions? Email Walt Lohmann.
LCLD 2016 PATHFINDER SECOND MEETING: Dallas, TX - October 27-29, 2016
2016 Pathfinders, don't forget to add the next Pathfinder meeting to your calendars! You should have received a calendar invitation on Monday from LCLD for the Second Pathfinder Meeting at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas.
FIRST MEETING PROGRAM MATERIALS: Indianapolis, IN
If you attended the Pathfinder meeting at Eli Lilly and Company, you can access your program materials here. If you were unable to complete the meeting survey on-site, please click here to take it now!
FIRST MEETING PROGRAM MATERIALS: Redmond, WA
WORTH A READ
18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People
Emotional intelligence, or "how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions to achieve positive results," is a strong predictor of success. Ninety percent of top performers have high EQs -- they understand others' emotions and how to react to them, and have a good grasp of their own emotions. Learn how to cultivate your own EQ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 email@example.com.
- Connect with other LCLD programs. To participate in the LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program or Group Mentoring Program, email Nancy Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on working with the Fellows programming committee, email Nichole Velasquez
EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES OF INTEREST
DEEPENING RELATIONSHIPS AND DEVELOPING LEADERS: San Francisco, CA - May 2, 2016
Pathfinders in the Bay Area are welcome to attend a discussion on leadership with Laura Stein, Vice President and General Counsel of The Clorox Company and Chair-Elect of the LCLD Board of Directors, and Mitch Zuklie, Chairman and Executive Officer of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Sign-in will begin at 5:45 p.m. and a reception will follow the discussion. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Barbara Roberts by today, April 28, 2016. Direct any other questions to 2015 Fellows Darren Teshima and Gillian Thackray.
COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AND ESPIONAGE: WHAT U.S. BUSINESS NEEDS TO KNOW: Washington, DC (or via phone) - May 2, 2016
On May 2, from 12 - 2 p.m., 2016 Fellow and former CIA officer Guillermo Christensen will speak on a panel of the National Security Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of International Law focused on informing U.S. businesses on potential dangers - and remedies - from economic espionage and cyber threats to their personnel, facilities, and IP. The FBI will screen its movie, "The Company Man," and the panel will discuss and answer questions. You can join in person or via phone. Click here for more information and to register.
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 LCLD Fellow Marilyn McClure-Demers will be sworn in as President of the OWBA at the same meeting. Click here for more information.
LCLD NEEDS YOUR HELP! SIGN UP TO HOST MOCK INTERVIEWS
Tell 1Ls all the things you wish you knew when you were interviewing for jobs during law school! LCLD is seeking attorneys to host mock interviews at the 2016 1L Scholars Summit, May 19, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT in Chicago. You will receive the resumes of the Scholars you will be interviewing, as well as tips for hosting the interviews, on May 16. Each interview will take 30 minutes, with 15 minutes for the interview itself, 10 minutes for feedback, and a 5-minute break. To register as an interviewer, click here. Please contact Nancy Richardson, LCLD Program Manager, if you have any questions.
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 email@example.com.
If you have questions about the Pathfinder Program, email Walt Lohmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lori Lorenzo at email@example.com. If you have questions, suggestions, or submissions for Pathways for Pathfinders, email Caitlin Puffenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org.