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?
The Advanced Search option in the Pathfinder Directory can help you connect with Pathfinders in your area.
2016 Pathfinder Melinda Carrido is now an Associate at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP.
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.
COMPASS CONVERSATIONS: Multiple locations - September 13, 2016
Compass Conversations will be held in the following cities on September 13 at noon for lunch:
- New York
- Orange County/Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- Washington, D.C.
Please RSVP to Walt Lohmann at email@example.com with the conversation you plan to attend. If none of these options work, see below.
2016 PATHFINDERS: ONLINE MODULE 3: SHIELDING AGAINST BIASES: Due August 29, 2016
2016 Pathfinders must complete the e-module, "The Power of Shielding Against Biases," the companion worksheet, and one Action Assignment by next Monday, August 29. Click here for further instructions and to access the Pathfinder Portal. Technical questions may be directed to Jessica Smith, LCLD Communications and Marketing Manager.
IMPORTANT: If you have not completed the first and second e-modules (on sponsorship and goal-setting), please do so as soon as possible. Click here for more information about these e-modules and related Action Assignments.
LCLD 2016 PATHFINDER SECOND MEETING: Dallas, TX - October 27-29, 2016
Registration for the 2016 Pathfinder Second Meeting is now open. Click here to register for the meeting and reserve your hotel room at the Adolphus Hotel. Remember to complete all pre-meeting assignments by Monday, October 10. If you have questions about registration or the hotel, please contact Stella Askin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAKE-UP COMPASS CONVERSATION: Dallas, TX - October 27, 2016, 9 a.m.
For those who cannot attend the September Compass Conversations or who are based in other cities, there will be an additional Compass Conversation in conjunction with the October Pathfinder Meeting, on Thursday, October 27, over breakfast at 9 a.m. Please RSVP to Walt Lohmann at email@example.com if you plan to attend.
WORTH A READ:
Diverse Attorneys Needs Mentors and Sponsors Too
"While some of the responsibility for minority retention falls on law firms, we as diverse attorneys also need to seek out those relationships to ensure our own professional longevity and success," writes Yvette Gatling, LCLD Fellows Alumna and Shareholder at Littler Mendelson, P.C. Read more here.
EVENTS/OPPORTUNITIES OF INTEREST
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.
HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION 41ST ANNUAL CONVENTION: Chicago, IL - September 7-10, 2016
The Annual Convention for the Hispanic National Bar Association will be held in Chicago September 7-10, 2016. This year's theme is "Empowering Leaders." Click here for details and to see the agenda. If you plan to attend, email 2013 Fellow Mara Kaplan at Mara.Kaplan@target.com.