Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on Mentoring

Mentors needed for ISBA Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program By Peter L. Rotskoff Federal Taxation, January 2014 Read more about this important program and sign up to become a mentor today!
Mentors needed for ISBA Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program By Peter L. Rotskoff Workers' Compensation Law, January 2014 Read more about this important program and sign up to become a mentor today!
Mentors needed for ISBA Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program By Peter L. Rotskoff Real Estate Law, January 2014 Read more about this important program and sign up to become a mentor today!
Mentors needed for ISBA Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program By Peter L. Rotskoff Administrative Law, December 2013 Read more about this important program and sign up to become a mentor today!
Mentors needed for ISBA Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program By Peter L. Rotskoff Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, December 2013 Read more about this important program and sign up to become a mentor today!
Mentors needed for ISBA Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program By Peter L. Rotskoff Family Law, December 2013 Read more about this important program and sign up to become a mentor today!
Mentors needed for ISBA Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program By Peter L. Rotskoff Trusts and Estates, December 2013 Read more about this important program and sign up to become a mentor today!
Mentors needed for ISBA Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program By Peter L. Rotskoff Federal Civil Practice, December 2013 Read more about this important program and sign up to become a mentor today!
Mentors needed for ISBA Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program By Peter L. Rotskoff Insurance Law, December 2013 Read more about this important program and sign up to become a mentor today!
Mentors needed for ISBA Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program By Peter L. Rotskoff Corporate Law Departments, December 2013 Read more about this important program and sign up to become a mentor today!
Senior lawyers: Paying it forward By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, June 2013 The author shares his thoughts on the value of mentoring younger attorneys.
Mentoring matters By Hon. Debra B. Walker Administrative Law, June 2012 Given that CLE credit is now available for mentoring programs for both the mentor and the mentee, there is no better time to launch an official mentoring program at your firm, your alma mater, or your bar association.
Mentoring matters By Hon. Debra B. Walker Bench and Bar, April 2012 Given that CLE credit is now available for mentoring programs for both the mentor and the mentee, there is no better time to launch an official mentoring program at your firm, your alma mater, or your bar association.
Attorney mentoring—Pass it on By Jayne Reardon Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, October 2011 In October of last year the Illinois Supreme Court adopted Supreme Court Rule 795(d)(12), which provides that lawyers completing a year-long structured mentoring program, as either mentors or mentees, may satisfy their entire professional responsibility CLE requirement.
Chair’s column: Developing “practice-ready” lawyers By Timothy J. Storm General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2011 Section Chair Timothy Storm poses the questions, Are new law graduates 'practice ready'? Who is responsible for assuring that they are? and Should established lawyers care?
Editor’s column: Developing “practice-ready” lawyers By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2011 Newsletter Editor John Phipps shares his thoughts in response to the Chair's column.
Building diversity and inclusion through CLE and lawyer-to-lawyer mentoring By Jayne Reardon Diversity Leadership Council, June 2011 Now, thanks to the Illinois Supreme Court’s recent approval of a recommendation of the Commission on Professionalism, experienced attorneys supporting the development of new lawyers through an approved mentoring program may receive professional responsibility CLE credit under new Supreme Court Rule 795(d)(12), and activities around diversity and inclusion are a key component of the Commission’s approved mentoring plan.
Mentoring—what we have to do By Steven C. Lindberg Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, April 2011 As more-experienced attorneys, it is our job, our professional obligation to teach the younger or more inexperienced members of the bar how to practice law.
Letter from the Chair By Amina Saeed Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, February 2011 A letter to colleagues from Committee Chair Amina Saeed.
Working with law students/clerks By Bryan J. Wilson Young Lawyers Division, October 2010 Law clerks provide a special resource to law firms. While they are inexperienced and young, they can also be eager to learn and hard-working.
Illinois Supreme Court makes peer mentor program available to Illinois judges By Joseph Tybor Bench and Bar, February 2010 The Illinois Supreme Court has announced an expansion of its judge mentoring program designed to aid judges in the performance of their judicial duties.
Seeking wisdom By Jean A. Kenol Young Lawyers Division, February 2010 The single best (and most memorable) piece of advice that I received came from a professor of mine during my junior year of college. He told me to always “seek wisdom.” In his explanation of this advice he told me to seek advice from trusted people who have been down the paths I will take throughout my life. Basically, find a mentor. This advice never became more valuable than when I started my legal career.
ISBA Lawyers in Classrooms – An Invitation to Make A Difference! Education Law, October 2008 As part of our initiative to make a difference in the lives of Illinois students, and to assist in expanding diversity in the legal profession, you are invited to go back to school and speak to students on law-related topics.
The Mentor By Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier Bench and Bar, February 2008 Upon my graduation from law school in 1964, and after passing the bar exam and being admitted to practice, I had the good fortune of beginning my legal career as a junior law clerk for Justice Byron O. House of Nashville, Illinois, who was the Supreme Court Justice from the 5th Judicial District of Illinois.
ISBA MentorCenter a stepping stone to success By Roberta C. Conwell Young Lawyers Division, October 2005 If you’re not working for yourself, you’re dead in the water!” Thus spoke the experienced lawyer to the newly admitted, mother-of-six lawyer who was finding it all she could do to drag herself to the job everyday. The words stuck in my head for six years while I worked for a giant corporation handling leasing and zoning. I pictured myself a dead fish, floating on my side.
The Importance of Mentoring By Dixie Lee Peterson Child Law, July 2005 As incoming Chair of the Section Council I would like to share with you one of our goals for this year. I am looking forward to working with all of you over the coming months.
Where have our mentors gone? By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, April 2003 If we want, we can learn from everyone we come in contact with.