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May 25, 2019

The importance of mentoring

When we consider the various ways we are compensated as attorneys, we often focus on the obvious items as most valuable – such as salary, medical benefits and so on. I think the availability and use of a mentor is also incredibly valuable and should be considered throughout the job spectrum – whether you are […]

Feb 10, 2017

Heidi Klotzman: 5 Women Who Changed My Life

Heidi L. Klotzman, Founder & CEO, HeidnSeek Entertainment LLC 2016 Leading Woman Recipient MOM: Helene Klotzman-Miller My mom, Helene Klotzman-Miller is the consistency and core of my life. She is always there for me. From bringing me to life, to nurturing me when I was little, to helping me get well when I was sick, to taking […]

Nov 3, 2016

Baltimore’s ‘leading ladies’ talk work balance, sexism, confidence

Dr. Sonja Santelises recalled practicing for a high school debate with her father and that the particularly challenging argument she was trying to build wasn’t working. Overwhelmed, Santelises teared up a bit. How her father responded has stuck the Baltimore City Schools CEO since then. “He said, ‘You can cry with me, but as a […]

Nov 3, 2016

What’s In Your Purse: Judge JoAnn Ellinghaus-Jones

In each issue of Path to Excellence, we ask a successful woman, “What’s in your purse?” This month, we spoke to Judge JoAnn Ellinghaus-Jones, District Court for Carroll County. When Judge JoAnn Ellinghaus-Jones speaks at schools about her work as a District Court judge in Carroll County, she always asks students to guess how many women serve […]

Apr 29, 2016

Q&A: Ellie Giles talks about her career path

Ellie Giles, Ed.D., CEO, WorkSource Montgomery Inc. You recently changed jobs: What were you doing before and what is your new job? My previous job was as the operations director for Montgomery Business Development Corporation (MBDC). MBDC is an apolitical organization that provides a business-friendly perspective regarding economic development issues, including strategic planning, retaining and[...]

Regine Francois
Jan 22, 2015

Why mentoring matters

Here's how you can pay it forward to the next generation of lawyers.

Oct 20, 2014

4-H Council awarded grant for mentoring

The National 4-H Council, based in Chevy Chase, announced it has been awarded a $9.8 million grant from the Department of Justice to support the 4-H National Mentoring Program. The grant comes from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The 4-H organization offers youth mentoring through the following programs: 4-H Mentoring: Youth & […]

Jul 25, 2012

Use your story to invigorate employees, customers

If your team doesn’t have a clear, compelling vision of what your company is about, it’s much harder to inspire them to give their best and push together in pursuit of a common goal.

Mar 19, 2012

Luwanda Jenkins: 10 suggestions for a mentoring makeover

The act of career-focused mentoring has been around for a while. It is a widely accepted practice for developing talent and providing sound career advice. Many seasoned professionals attribute their success, in part, to their relationships with mentors. While we know mentoring has many benefits, the relationship aspect of mentoring can suffer if it lacks […]

Dec 12, 2011

Law blog roundup

On this, my final law blog roundup for The Daily Record, we have breaking news — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case on Arizona’s polarizing immigration law. On with the rest of the news and links to love: John Edwards may have caught a break in his case — the 4th Circuit, […]

Oct 31, 2011

Help me

“Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Know that you don’t know it all. Find other people who you can rely on for advice and perspective.” Keith Lee, Associate’sMind, Becoming a Good Lawyer Requires Failure A Very Important Legal Skill is knowing when you are in over your head. When we first start out […]

Jul 22, 2011

The importance of mentoring

I met Thursday with representatives from the career development and alumni relations departments of my law school about implementation of a new, group mentoring project. Our goal is to provide a unique mentoring program that connects law students, recent law school graduates and established legal practitioners to add to the complement of mentoring programs that […]

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