ISBA Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program for Mentors

Mentors Needed!

Image of mentoringAre you looking for a short term opportunity to give back to the legal profession?

Benefits of Becoming a Mentor

  • Satisfaction of giving back to the profession;
  • Enjoyment in assisting a new attorney as they transition into practice;
  • Gratification from helping improve professionalism and civility in the profession;
  • Fulfillment in gaining a new perspective on the practice from the new attorney;
  • 6 hours of Free MCLE/PMCLE credit (satisfies 1 hour of Diversity & Inclusion PMCLE credit and 1 hour of Mental Health/Substance Abuse PMCLE credit MCLE requirement)
  • A certificate to attend one live, on-site ISBA CLE program (up to 6 hours of MCLE credit) for free upon completion of the mentoring program.

What to Expect as a Mentor

  • Share your practical knowledge and experience with new lawyers during their critical transition from law student to legal practitioner;
  • Meet eight times to complete the structured curriculum;
  • Attend the mandatory orientation on January 27, 2022 at ISBA Chicago office or February 2, 2022 via Zoom with your assigned mentee to be trained and equipped with the materials you need; and
  • Use the Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism "Mentoring Plan" resources
"I have had a wonderful time working with [my mentor] and I think we have both been able to learn from each other. Such a rewarding experience, thank you for organizing!"

Judy Conway (New Attorney)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Registration on the Illinois ARDC Master Roll of Attorneys as an active member in good standing;
  • Admitted to practice law in Illinois for no less than 5 years;
  • Never have been suspended or disbarred from the practice of law in any state or jurisdiction; and
  • Active ISBA membership

Get Started!

Applications Due: December 17, 2021

Mandatory Orientation – ISBA Chicago office January 27, 2022 or Live Webcast February 2, 2022 (Viewing at the same location as your mentee may be required.)

Thank you for giving back to those who are new to the legal profession!

Apply to be a Mentor