Pathfinder Program

 

Pathfinder XL

Mission

The Pathfinder Program empowers emerging members in the Summit County community to enhance their professional development & networking by creating meaningful relationships with experienced members of the Akron Bar Association.


Participant Testimonial

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“The Program has been fantastic!  It has allowed me to expand my network while building my practical skills as a lawyer.  I always have someone to talk to about general practice questions, & the Program helps illustrate the sense of community”

Jaclyn A. Palumbo, Esq.
Member Since 2014


Emerging Members (one to four years in practice)

Application: Attorney Participant Application [CLOSED]

Deadline: Rolling Admissions


Law Students (2L and 3L)

About

The Pathfinder Program connects 3rd and 2rd-year law students with local and experienced attorneys, who serve as Guides. Through one-on-one relationships, our Guides assist participants as they begin to transition from law school to the practice of law.

Application Law Student Participant Application [OPEN]

Deadline Monday, January 17, 2020

Schedule of Events

  • Pairing Announcements
    • January 27, 2020
  • Commencement Reception
    • Akron Bar Association | January 29, 2020, from 5 - 6:30 pm
  • Diversity Celebration
    •  February
  • Exploring Career Paths (individual session)
    • March | date, location and time will be determined by Guide and Participant
  • Networking and Building Your Brand (individual session)
    • April | date, location and time will be determined by Guide and Participant
       
  • Becoming a Leader (individual session)
    • May | date, location and time will be determined by Guide and Participant
       
  • Celebration | Bar Takers Cookout
    • June | University of Akron School of Law | time TBD

Guide Information

To become a Guide, please contact ​Akron Bar’s Director of Membership | 330.436.0106

Resources:
Activities Guide
Status Update Form

Flyers:
Emerging Member Flyer
Law Student Flyer

Survey:
Exit Survey