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 in January 2024 with your assigned mentee to be trained and equipped; 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 31, 2023

Mandatory Orientation –  January 25th 2024

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

Apply to be a Mentor