Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on Mentoring

Mentoring in Law: Necessity & Opportunity By Michael Alkaraki Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, May 2016 Often, and contrary to many employers' concerns, new lawyers do in fact possess the skills needed to hit the ground running-- they simply lack the confidence and sense of direction that come largely through experience. Fortunately there are resources that can help.
Mentoring in Law: Necessity & Opportunity By Michael Alkaraki Young Lawyers Division, April 2016 Often, and contrary to many employers' concerns, new lawyers do in fact possess the skills needed to hit the ground running-- they simply lack the confidence and sense of direction that come largely through experience. Fortunately there are resources that can help.
Our survival as tinkerers and creators By Angela Peters and Sabrina Shafer Senior Lawyers, November 2015 The realities of mentorship from the perspectives of both a mentor and mentee.
Practical advice for new lawyers By Kyle Stevens Young Lawyers Division, October 2015 The author shares the four items of advice he wishes he'd received when he was first admitted to practice.
ISBA YLD’s Law Student Divisions holds its 2nd Annual Speed-Mentoring Event By Marron Mahoney Young Lawyers Division, June 2015 A recap of this popular event, which was held in April.
Trend: Leaving the law By Sarah Moravia General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, April 2015 Why are so many lawyers unhappy with the profession? What is driving everyone away? And what can be done to minimize this trend?
The art of mentoring By Marilyn Longwell and Aurelija Juska Family Law, February 2015 Tips and advice for newer attorneys.
A new year for mentorship and networking By Michael P. DiNatale Young Lawyers Division, February 2015 Did you resolve to network more or to find a mentor in 2015? It's not too late-- here's how to do it. 
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.