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 or Walt Lohmann.
Did You Know?
Are there things you wish you could tell your younger self? Become a Mentor and pay it forward.
2016 Pathfinder Agustin Orozco will be joining the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles.
KEEPING IN TOUCH
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 PATHFINDERS: ONLINE MODULE 2: BUILDING CAREER SUCCESS - THE POWER OF GOAL-SETTING: Due July 18, 2016
2016 Pathfinders must complete the e-module "Building Career Success - The Power of Goal-Setting," one Action Assignment, and the companion self reflection worksheet by July 18, 2016. Click here for further instructions and to access the Pathfinder Portal. For technical questions, please contact Jessica Smith, LCLD Communications and Marketing Manager.
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! The meeting will take place at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas.
WORTH A READ:
Diverse Legal Teams Perform Better - Fact
Above the Law
Diverse teams receive 25 percent more of corporate clients' legal spending and are one and a half times as likely to achieve perfect performance scores than homogenous teams, according to a survey of 20,000 law firm clients over the last 10 years. However, only 25 percent of legal teams are very diverse. Read the full story 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.
- 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.
- Connect with other LCLD programs. To participate in the LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program or Group Mentoring Program, email Nancy Richardson. For more information on working with the Fellows programming committee, email Nichole Velasquez.
EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES OF INTEREST
LAVENDER LAW CONFERENCE & CAREER FAIR: Washington, DC - August 4-6, 2016
The 2016 Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair will be held at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel on August 4-6, 2016. The agenda will be updated regularly here. Click here to register. If you plan to attend Lavender Law and would like to take the lead in organizing an informal Pathfinder gathering, please let Caitlin Puffenberger know and she will connect you with other attendees.
SUCCESS IN LAW SCHOOL MENTORING PROGRAM: BECOME A MENTOR! - August 31, 2016
The LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program connects diverse first-year law students with accomplished attorneys who can provide advice and take an active interest in their personal and professional development. Click here to learn more about the Mentoring Program, and click here to register to become a Mentor. The deadline to register is August 31, 2016.