Are 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 29, 2020 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
– Judy Conway (New Attorney)
- 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
Applications Due: December 11, 2019
Mandatory Orientation – Chicago OR Webcast January 29, 2020 (Viewing at the same location as your mentee is required.)
Thank you for giving back to those who are new to the legal profession!