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 [CLOSED]

Schedule of Events

Diversity Celebration (February) – Guides/Mentees will join members of the Akron Bar as we celebrate diversity in the profession and community.

Exploring Career Paths (March) – Guides/Mentees will coordinate a meeting to discuss the Guide’s career path, his or her practice areas, and opportunities for the mentees in the legal profession.

Building Your Brand & Networking (April) – Guides/Mentees will attend one (1) social or business-related activity.  Before the event, they will briefly discuss professionalism and best practices for navigating social/networking events.  In the past programs, Guides have often invited Mentees to visit their offices, etc.

Attorney Leaders (May) – Guides/Mentees will coordinate at least one (1) opportunity for Mentees to shadow a board, committee, section meeting, or another community event.  Before the meeting, they will discuss the roles in which attorneys serve as leaders in the community.

Bar Takers' Cookout (June) – As the Program concludes, Guides/Mentees will enjoy a picnic lunch while mingling with fellow law students, graduates, and members of the Akron Bar.

 


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