Compiled for the LCLD Board of Directors every Wednesday, this digest is designed to brief you on the latest headlines about LCLD Members and organizations, as well as thought-provoking articles on diversity in the legal profession, talent development, mentoring, and leadership. Past issues of the Digest are also archived on the LCLD web site.

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1. Thrive in Your Pathfinder-Facilitator Relationship

LCLD Communications, 5/4/17

Jessyca Deesing, 2016 Pathfinder, and Lisa Konie, Pathfinder Program Facilitator at Adobe, share their thoughts on building a relationship that outlasts the program year. 

2. Build Sustainable Partnerships

LCLD Communications, 5/3/17

Kicking off a new regional program, LCLD Members at Fannie Mae, Lockheed Martin, and Scripps Networks Interactive are helping Fellows Alumni build the networks and skills necessary to succeed as new partners. 

3. What the Best Transformational Leaders Do

Harvard Business Review, 5/8/17

The most “transformational” companies are those that excel at new growth, core repositioning, and financial performance; in this assessment, LCLD Member organizations Adobe Systems Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are among the top 10.  


4. Where Do We Go from Here? and ALM Intelligence, April 2017

“At this rate, women equity partners will not reach 30 percent until 2081.” It will take change at an organizational level, like analysis of practice area and location-level data, to make equality more than a “distant possibility,” the report says. 

5. OpEd: I Am Not Your Muslim

NPR Code Switch, 5/6/17

“Everyone else gets to be treated as an individual, complex and irreducible, while Muslims get treated as Muslims,” says writer Nesrine Malik on what she calls the “Muslim Identity Matrix.” 

6. 3 Ways Big Data Will Change the Lawyer’s Role

Legal Tech News, 5/2/17

Lawyers have always dealt in information, but advances in technology will require them to have a better understanding of where the data is coming from and how to apply it.