Committee Spotlight: L.E.A.D.

Committee Name: L.E.A.D: Lawyer Engagement and Development

Chair Information: Gina Jenero – K&L Gates LLP; Stephanie Nelson – Perkins Coie

Day of Committee Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month

Goals and Objectives for the 2018 – 2019 Year: Increase participation from associates in medium and large law firms; provide practical insight from both private practitioners and in-house legal teams; create a network of associates as resources to each other

Featured Speakers or Seminars: TBD. Our panelists and topics change every year.  Examples of past panels include:

  • Navigating the Review Process from Start to Finish
  • From Managed to Managing: How to Seamlessly Transition from Junior to Senior
  • Developing Business by Working in the Community
  • Communicating with Co-Workers: Tips on How to Succeed as a Big Law Associate

Why should YLS Members join the Committee?:  You absolutely get out of this committee what you are willing to put in. The L.E.A.D. committee meets for planning meetings every other month and aims to hold a total of four panels per year, during which associates can gain insight from their peers, seniors, and in-house legal departments on both substantive and political aspects of law firm culture. We are a fun, low maintenance group of associates who simply need to get together more frequently and use each other as resources!

All Chicago Bar Association members are eligible to participate in committees at no additional cost!  Sign up for CBA and YLS committees by clicking here and begin to receive notices of upcoming meetings and events. 

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