Welcome to the Pathfinder Newsletter

“Pathways” is distributed to current and alumni Pathfinders each quarter and features program news and information, alerts of 
upcoming events, updates on your fellow Pathfinders, and other resources 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 an event and want to connect with other Pathfinders while traveling, let us know. Email newsletter submissions to Communications Specialist Caitlin Puffenberger or Program Coordinator Walt Lohmann.    

In this Issue:


Did You Know?
The Fellows Map is a great way to find and connect with Fellows in your area or while traveling.

2016 Pathfinder Daniel Garcia is now Senior Counsel at Hanson Bridgett LLP. 

2016 Pathfinder Jill Warren is now at Tribble Ross. 

2015 Pathfinder Tyler Cesar is now at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. 

2015 Pathfinder Jessica XingYun Rothenberg is now an Associate at Pepper Hamilton LLP. 

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Keeping in Touch

Join the LCLD Pathfinders LinkedIn group to engage with other Pathfinders on relevant topics. You can also like LCLD on Facebook, and follow LCLD President Robert Grey and Program Director Lori Lorenzo on Twitter for news on diversity in the legal profession. 

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Pathfinder Opportunities

LCLD COCKTAIL RECEPTION: Fort Lauderdale, FL: Feb. 12, 2017 

All LCLD Members, Fellows, and Pathfinders are invited to attend a cocktail reception on Sunday, February 12, at 7 p.m. at 3030 Ocean Restaurant. Hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and LCLD mingling will take place, sponsored by Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo and Driven Inc. Please RSVP to 2016 Fellow Janeen Lofton at JNL@lgplaw.com.  


Dying to speak with us about your experience as a Pathfinder? We're forming focus groups to help us refine the program. Contact Program Coordinator Walt Lohmann to learn more or volunteer.

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Pathfinder Spotlight: Meet Elizabeth!

2015 Pathfinder Elizabeth Dominguez is a Cuban American with a background in finance and a passion for commercial real estate law. She's an Associate at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and enjoys doing affordable housing work that allows her to have a tangible impact on American communities. Elizabeth also loves to travel and has hiked the Inca Trail. 

Find out more about Elizabeth here

For a chance to be chosen for the Pathfinder Spotlight, make sure your Pathfinder Directory Profile stands out and tells your story. 

See this month's Fellow Spotlight here

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You Asked, Fellows Answered: Tips on Publishing 

Lisa LaVigne is a 2015 Fellow, attorney, and certified HIPAA Professional. She recently had an article on backup pharmacists published in Specialty Pharmacy Times. Read her advice on “Publishing 101” here.

Clyde Tinnen is a 2015 Fellow and Partner at Withers Bergman LLP, focusing on corporate law, banking, private equity, and M&A. He recently had an article on building a better buy-sell agreement published in The New York Law Journal. Read his publishing suggestions here.  

Rafael Zahralddin-Aravena is a 2015 Fellow and business lawyer who has served in leadership at Elliott Greenleaf as a Managing Shareholder. He recently served as Co-Editor and Author of several chapters in the ABA Business Law Section's forthcoming treatise “Reorganizing Failing Businesses.” Read his publishing tips here.

We know you have questions...

How do I build a book of business? Am I ready for more responsibility at work? How do I negotiate a raise? How do I decide between two great job offers? What does “business casual” really mean? What if someone asks me to choose the wine at dinner?

...and the LCLD Fellows want to answer them!

 Tell us what keeps you up at night. Send your questions to Communications Specialist Caitlin Puffenberger at cpuffenberger@lcldnet.com and we'll solicit answers from the LCLD Fellows.

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Worth a Listen

Corporate Homie Podcasts

2012 Fellow Demetra Liggins co-founded Corporate Homie to provide career and lifestyle advice for women and minorities learning to navigate the corporate workplace. Podcast topics include authenticity, building your squad, and confidence vs. arrogance. Listen to her podcasts here

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Events and Opportunities of Interest

TIPS TO MAKE YOUR WRITING MORE EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT: Webinar – Feb. 7, 2017 | 1.5 credit hours

Click here for more information. 

TAX ACADEMY: HOW THE IRS WORKS: Webinar – Feb. 10, 2017 | 2 credit hours

Attend via webinar or in person in Washington, D.C. Click here for more information. 


Attend via webinar or in person in Washington, D.C. Click here for more information. 

ETHICS AND EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN ALL LANGUAGES: TITLE VI AND CONSIDERATION OF TITLE II: Webinar – Feb. 22, 2017 | 1.5 Ethics/Professionalism credit hours

Click here for more information. 

BECOMING AND ADVANCING YOUR CAREER AS AN IN-HOUSE ATTORNEY: Webinar – Feb. 23, 2017 | 1.5 credit hours

Click here for more information. 

COMBATING BIAS AND INCREASING INCLUSION IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION: Webinar – March 28, 2017 | 1.5 Elimination of Bias credit hours

Click here for more information. 

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If you have questions about the Pathfinder Program, email Program Coordinator Walt Lohmann or Program Director Lori Lorenzo. If you have questions, suggestions, or submissions for Pathways for Pathfinders, email Communications Specialist Caitlin Puffenberger

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