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 LCLD Weekly News Digest brings LCLD updates and news on diversity in the profession to your inbox.
2016 Pathfinder Jill Warren presented at the Property & Liability Resource Bureau Conference and Insurance Services Expo in San Antonio, TX, on evaluating animal liability claims.
2015 Pathfinder Terra Gearhart-Serna is now Attorney-Adviser at the U.S. Department of State Office of the Legal Adviser.
Lori Lorenzo, LCLD Program Director, and Carrie Fletcher, LCLD Pathfinder faculty member and Executive Director of Executive Education at Harvard Law School, wrote an article on the Pathfinder Program and its role in training diverse attorneys. You can read the article here. Note: This article is shared with permission from NALP and PD Quarterly magazine. Please do not distribute.
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 1: THE POWER SPONSORSHIP IN CAREER ADVANCEMENT - Due June 6, 2016
2016 Pathfinders must complete the e-module "The Power of Sponsorship in Career Advancement," one Action Assignment, and the companion self reflection worksheet by June 6, 2016. You should now be able to use any internet browser to access it. Click here for further instructions and to access the Pathfinder Portal. For technical questions, please contact Jessica Smith, LCLD Communications and Marketing Manager.
2016 PATHFINDER COMPASS CONVERSATIONS - June 7, 2016
Compass Conversations will be held on June 7, 2016, in the following cities. If you have questions about an event in your area, email Walt Lohmann.
- Los Angeles, CA (8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.)
- New York, NY (8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.)
- Chicago, IL (12 p.m.)
- Dallas, TX (12 p.m.)
- Seattle/Redmond, WA (12 p.m.)
- Washington, D.C. (12 p.m.)
2016 PATHFINDER COMPASS CONVERSATIONS - June 14, 2016
Compass Conversations will be held on June 14, 2016, in the following cities. If you have questions about an event in your area, email Walt Lohmann.
- San Francisco, CA (8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.)
- New York, NY (12 p.m.)
- Washington, D.C. (12 p.m.)
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:
MANAGING THE HIGH-INTENSITY WORKPLACE
Harvard Business Review
People typically rely on one of three strategies to respond to a high-pressure workplace: accepting its demands; quietly balancing work with other commitments; or expressing unwillingness to allow work to constantly supersede other commitments. Each strategy has its own benefits and challenges. However, the ideal manager accepts that employees can lead more balanced lives and still perform well at work. 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
ON DEMAND VIEWING OF 2016 CLE PRESENTATION NOW AVAILABLE
It's not too late to join the conversation -- the 2016 Mid-Year CLE presentation "Building Inclusive Legal Teams: Systems for Solving the Legal Profession's Diversity Problem" is now available on demand. Click here to register to view this presentation. Please note that the link is for individual viewing only. On-demand groupcasts need to be registered through firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about this presentation, please contact Lori Lorenzo, Program Director.
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; early bird registration closes June 2. 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.