The LCLD Pathfinder Program is designed for diverse, high-potential, early career attorneys at LCLD Member organizations. The goal of this program is to provide these "Pathfinders" with practical tools for developing and leveraging:

  • Internal professional networks through relationship building skills
  • Foundational leadership skills
  • An understanding of career development strategies applicable to both in-house and law firm practice

The program is designed to supplement individual Member training initiatives.

Program Components

The five components of the program are outlined below. Please click here to learn more about each component.

  • In-Person Meetings
  • Online Experiential Learning
  • Compass Conversations with LCLD Fellows
  • Program Facilitator
  • Peer Networking

Featured Faculty

Over the course of the program, Pathfinders will learn from legal industry experts in a variety of fields.

In-Person Meeting Logistics

2018 Pathfinders will be required to attend two in-person meetings, one in April and one in November. Please use the following links to view resources from the April meetings: April 5-7, 2018 at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., or April 12-14, 2018 at Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

The second and final in-person meeting will take place November 1-3, 2018, at the Mastercard headquarters in Purchase, NY.

Selection Criteria

Each LCLD Member organization may select two candidates per year to become Pathfinders.

  • Law firm candidates should have three-to-seven years of practice experience
  • In-house candidates should have three years or less of in-house experience, and less than eight total years of practice experience

*Please see the 2018 Pathfinder Program Prospectus and Fact Sheet below for program fees and expenses.


For more information about the LCLD Pathfinder Program, please contact Erin Hess, Program Manager.