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. We also want to hear personal updates—so let us know if you got married, had a baby, or had other big life changes, and we'll help you celebrate. Email newsletter submissions to Program Manager Erin Hess.
In this Issue:
- Did You Know?
- Personal Announcements
- Pathfinders: Need to Know
- Pathfinder Events & Opportunities
- In the Spotlight
- You Asked, Fellows Answered
- Worth a Read, Worth a Listen
- Events & Opportunities of Interest
Did You Know?
Did You Know?
462 Pathfinder Alumni, Joint LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder Alumni Group, and Staying Connected on GroupMe (see left for details)
The Pathfinder Alumni network is now 462 members strong! The new Pathfinder Class will welcome 220 additional leaders to the network. California is the state sending the largest number of Pathfinders, and Washington, D.C. has the largest number of Pathfinders from a single city.
Fellows and Pathfinder Alumni are working together to create an integrated LCLD Alumni group. If you have ideas you’d like to share, please reach out to Pathfinder Committee members Makalika Naholowa’a (2015), Uma Setty (2016), Kavita Shelat (2017), or Jason Stuckey (2018).
The 2016, 2018, and 2019 classes stay in touch using GroupMe. Classes of 2015 and 2017, if you’d like to join the fun, keep up with your LCLD classmates, click the following links to join the newly-created GroupMe chats for your classes: LCLD 2017 Pathfinders and LCLD 2015 Pathfinders. For all Pathfinder Alumni 2015-2018, please join the LCLD Pathfinder Alumni Group.
2019 Pathfinder Miguel Molina is the recipient of the “HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40” Award.
2018 Pathfinder Tristan Freeman has moved to NS1, where he is Corporate Counsel.
2018 Pathfinder Reginald Sainvil has moved to Greenberg Traurig.
2018 Pathfinder Arushi Sharma-Frank was promoted to Assistant General Counsel.
2018 Pathfinder Lindsey Moorehead was promoted to Partner at Jackson Walker LLP.
2018 Pathfinder Dallas Woodrum was promoted to Counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
2018 Pathfinder Molly Wiltshire was elected to Income Partner at Schiff Hardin LLP.
2017 Pathfinder Jose Bautista was promoted to Associate Legal Counsel at Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
2017 Pathfinder Lucy Bickford was elected to Income Partner at Schiff Hardin LLP.
2017 Pathfinder Heather Flanagan was promoted to Partner at Fish & Richardson P.C.
2017 Pathfinder Beatriz Jaramillo has moved to Humana, where she is Counsel.
2017 Pathfinder Clara Jimenez is the recipient of the “HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40” Award.
2017 Pathfinder Sara Rosenberg was elected to Income Partner at Schiff Hardin LLP.
2017 Pathfinder Amanda Suchecki was promoted to Associate General Counsel at Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.
2016 Pathfinder William Hudson was promoted to Counsel, Real Estate Legal at Chick-fil-A, Inc.
2016 Pathfinder Bethany Lobo was promoted to Partner at Cooley LLP.
2016 Pathfinder Juan Valdivieso was promoted to Counsel at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP and he is a recipient of the “HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40” Award.
2016 Pathfinder Neelima Teerdhala has moved to Publicis Groupe, where she is Senior Counsel.
2015 Pathfinder Jennifer Martinez was promoted to Partner at Hanson Bridgett LLP. Jennifer is the first Latinx Partner of any gender at her firm.
2015 Pathfinder Makalika Naholowaa was promoted to Head of Trademarks at Microsoft Corporation.
2015 Pathfinder Yolanda Strader was promoted to Partner at Carlton Fields LLP.
Congratulations to Lindsay Feuer, who got married in November 2018.
Congratulations to Lauren Bowman, who recently got engaged.
Pathfinders: Need to Know!
PLEASE COMPLETE THE PATHFINDER ALUMNI SURVEY: Classes of 2015-2018
The Pathfinder Alumni Survey helps LCLD continue to develop the program to meet the needs of our participants, but we need your help! Please consider adding your feedback on your experience as a Pathfinder participant to strengthen the program and develop a strong alumni community. You can take the survey by clicking here.
For your time, LCLD will donate $3 to The Posse Foundation for every survey completed before April 19, 2019. This donation will provide diverse high school students opportunities to thrive in college and beyond.
Please also note that all responses to the survey will be kept strictly confidential. LCLD will report only aggregate data and will not report results in categories small enough to allow any participant's identity to be inferred.
CLAIM YOUR NEW AND IMPROVED LCLD DIRECTORY PROFILE: CLASS REWARD
In response to requests from Pathfinders and Fellows, LCLD unveiled a new and improved Pathfinder Directory. The new directory provides a higher level of security and privacy, it is easier to update, easier to search, more firmly under your control, and more detailed in presenting vital information such as Practice Areas that can help you refer business to one another.
The most obvious change you'll see is that your directory is now password-protected, meaning that you'll need to create an LCLD account in order to update your existing Profile and access the personalized data contained in other Fellows' and Pathfinders' profiles. You'll also need to choose from a large menu of Practice Areas for display in the new directory, as the previous list is now obsolete.
The Pathfinder class with the highest level of participation will receive a prize from LCLD! For step-by-step instructions and a list of frequently asked questions, click here.
SEEKING RICK PALMORE AWARD NOMINATIONS: April 5, 2019 by 5:00 pm ET
Rick Palmore Award Nominations are due this Friday. Please click here to learn more about the Rick Palmore LCLD Alumni Award and the selection criteria. Please click here to nominate one or more Fellows Alumni or Pathfinder Alumni. All nominations should be submitted to Courtney Nolde at email@example.com by this Friday, April 5, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. ET.
The Rick Palmore LCLD Alumni Award recipient(s) will be announced in May and will be presented with the Award at the Eighth Annual LCLD Fellows Alumni Leadership Symposium Networking & Group Dinner on Friday, June 21, in Cincinnati, OH.
Pathfinder Events & Opportunities
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR RICK PALMORE AWARD SELECTION COMMITTEE
The Rick Palmore LCLD Alumni Award Selection Committee is seeking Pathfinder Alumni volunteers to review candidates for the 2019 Rick Palmore Award. If interested, please contact Erin Hess by this Friday, April 5, 2019.
ATTORNEY WELL-BEING: THE PROFESSION’S PESSIMISM PROBLEM: Chicago and Online - April 4, 2019, 8:30-10:00 am CT | 1.5 CLE credits
Pathfinders/Alumni are invited to attend the LCLD Fellows Alumni Speaker Series event “Attorney Well-Being: The Profession’s Pessimism Problem.” The event will take place live in Chicago, with live online viewing nationwide. For details, click here. To register, click here.
This program has been approved for CLE credits in the following states:
- California: 1.50 Competence Issues Credits
- Illinois: 1.50 Mental Health/Substance Abuse Credits
- New York: 1.50 LPM Credits (Transitional/Non-Transitional)
- New Jersey: 1.50 General (Reciprocal) Credits
- Texas: 1.50 General Credits
LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE BY UNDERSTANDING YOUR STRENGTHS: Washington, D.C. - May 14, 2019 9:30 am - 12:00 pm ET
Pathfinders/Alumni are invited to attend the LCLD Fellows Alumni Speaker Series event, “Live Your Best Life by Understanding Your Strengths.” The event will take place in Washington, D.C. For details, click here. Please check back soon for registration information.
SAVE THE DATE: THIRD ANNUAL LCLD PATHFINDER ALUMNI MEETING: Cincinnati, OH - June 20-22, 2019
The Third Annual LCLD Pathfinder Alumni Meeting will take place at The Procter & Gamble Company’s headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Several events will be held in conjunction with the Eighth Annual LCLD Fellows Alumni Leadership Symposium. More details about this year’s Third Annual LCLD Pathfinder Alumni Meeting are forthcoming; click here to see last year’s meeting agenda.
If your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor for the Pathfinder Alumni Meeting, please contact Erin Hess.
In the Spotlight: Nakimuli O. Davis Primer
2016 Pathfinder Nakimuli O. Davis Primer is a Shareholder at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, where she focuses a large portion of her practice on counseling and advising employers on day-to-day issues in the workplace; reviewing, drafting, and revising employee handbooks and company policies; and training management and supervisory level employees on various employment related laws and issues.
Learn more about Nakimuli here.
For a chance to be chosen for the Pathfinder Spotlight, make sure your Pathfinder Directory Profile stands out and tells your story.
You Asked, Fellows Answered: Addressing, Managing, and Avoiding Conflict
Conflict: Most people try to avoid it, but is avoidance always the best policy? Fellows Alumni Marcos Barbosa, Danielle Rawls, and Wednesday Shipp provide tips on addressing, managing, and avoiding conflict. Read their advice here.
You can also check out these additional resources on managing conflict:
- Managing Conflict in Law Practice and Life, FindLaw
- How to Handle Conflict in the Workplace, US News and World Report
- Improving Civility in the Workplace, Harvard Business Review Ideacast
- Alternatives to Going Nuclear, Safe for Work Podcast, February 11, 2019
- 3 Ways to Practice Civility, Steven Petrow, TEDTalks Daily
- Why Being Respectful to Your Coworkers is Good for Business, Christine Porath, TED Radio Hour
To suggest a topic, email Program Manager Erin Hess at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll solicit answers from the LCLD Fellows.
Worth a Read, Worth a Listen
How to Survive an Open Office Floor Plan, Safe for Work Podcast, October 29, 2018
Ethan Bernstein, co-author of a recent study on the impact of open workspace on collaboration and Associate Professor in the Organizational Behavior unit at the Harvard Business School, talks about why open offices actually stifle in-person communication, while encouraging more digital communication between coworkers.
Why CEOs Are Taking a Stand, Harvard Business Review (HBR) Ideacast #622
Professors Michael Toffel, of Harvard Business School, and Aaron Chatterji, of Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, discuss the emerging phenomenon of CEO activism. They explain how political polarization in the U.S. and employee expectations around company values are pushing corporate leaders to enter into controversial political and social debates.
Use Your Money to Buy Happier Time, HBR Ideacast #667
Ashley Whillans, professor at Harvard Business School, researches time-money trade-offs. She argues that more people would be happier if they spent more of their hard-earned money to buy themselves out of negative experiences. Her research shows that paying to outsource housework or to enjoy a shorter commute can have an outsized impact on happiness and relationships.
Diversity and Inclusion Resources:
As a person of color, a woman, a member of a religious minority, and/or an ally of diversity and inclusion, your organization may turn to you for advice and resources on diversity and inclusion efforts. Because inclusion requires everyone, the following articles provide tangible tips for majority groups to take action and become part of the solution.
- Be Less Racist: 12 Tips for White Dudes, by a White Dude, by Dan Zanes, The Mash-Up Americans
- How Men Can Become Better Allies to Women, by W. Brad Johnson and David G. Smith, Harvard Business Review
- How to Be a Proper Ally (Don’t Expect Roses), by Paul Hartzer, The Good Men Project
Events and Opportunities of Interest
PRETRIAL STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS: WHAT EVERY TRIAL ATTORNEY SHOULD KNOW: Webinar - April 8, 2019, at 1 pm ET | 1.5-1.8 CLE credits
Click here for more information and to register.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: LEGAL ETHICS PITFALLS AND HOT ISSUES ATTORNEYS ENCOUNTER: Webinar - May 20, 2019, at 1 pm ET | 1.0-1.2 CLE credits
Click here for more information and to register.
BOILERPLATE CONTRACT PROVISIONS THAT CAN BITE YOU IN IP LITIGATION: On-Demand Viewing | CLE credit offered
This program is for in-house attorneys via the Association for Corporate Counsel. Click here for more information and to register.
If you have questions about the Pathfinder Program Pathways for Pathfinders, please email Erin Hess, Program Manager, at email@example.com.