The ISBA proudly supports mentoring and acknowledges the value of having experienced lawyers provide professional guidance and share practical knowledge with new lawyers during the critical transition from law student to legal practitioner.
The ISBA offers:
This year-long mentoring program pairs ISBA lawyers with new admittees to provide them guidance during their first years of practice. All participants will receive 6 MCLE credits, including 6 PMCLE credits, upon successful program completion of the year long program.
In addition to the above MCLE credit, mentors will also receive an ISBA Certificate for a complimentary live, onsite ISBA CLE program (up to 6 hours of MCLE credit), upon completion of the program.
Enrollment deadline is December 16, 2016
This was a great program, and my mentee and I have developed a great relationship which I am sure will continue over the years.
– David Rudolph (Mentor)
Information about fulfilling the Commission's 15-hour accredited MCLE requirement for newly admitted attorneys, including the Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program.
The mentoring program has been truly wonderful for my professional development. Thank you for putting together such a wonderful CLE opportunity.
– Judson Graham (New Attorney)
ISBA’s program will focus on matching new attorneys who live and/or practice in areas of the state unserved by other commission-approved mentoring programs. To see if there is already a program in your geographic area, visit http://www.2civility.org/projects/mentoring/
We will notify you in early January with the outcome of our mentor/mentee matches, but we cannot guarantee a match.
The ISBA has a variety of discussion groups where ISBA members can as questions and get answers including:
Open to all new lawyers and experienced lawyers who want to give back. It is a place where no question is too dumb!
We also have very active groups open to all ISBA members for generl discussion and several broad practice areas.
Most ISBA sections also have a related discussion group restricted to members of those sections.
For more information about ILSCCP approved mentoring programs, contact Mark Palmer, Professionalism Counsel, at 312-363-6211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about the ISBA Mentoring Program, please contact Jeanne Heaton, ISBA Director of Continuing Legal Education, at email@example.com or Ashley Van De Velde at firstname.lastname@example.org Or call (217) 525-1760 or (800) 252-8908.