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
  • A certificate to attend one live, onsite 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 19, 2017 with your assigned mentee to be trained and equipped
  • 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 23, 2016

Mandatory Orientation – Chicago OR Webcast January 19, 2017 (Viewing at the same location as your mentee is required.)

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

Apply to be a Mentor