Section Newsletter Articles on Mentoring

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.
ISBA Lawyers in Classrooms – An Invitation to Make A Difference! Education Law, October 2008 As part of our initiative to make a difference in the lives of Illinois students, and to assist in expanding diversity in the legal profession, you are invited to go back to school and speak to students on law-related topics.
The Mentor By Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier Bench and Bar, February 2008 Upon my graduation from law school in 1964, and after passing the bar exam and being admitted to practice, I had the good fortune of beginning my legal career as a junior law clerk for Justice Byron O. House of Nashville, Illinois, who was the Supreme Court Justice from the 5th Judicial District of Illinois.
ISBA MentorCenter a stepping stone to success By Roberta C. Conwell Young Lawyers Division, October 2005 If you’re not working for yourself, you’re dead in the water!” Thus spoke the experienced lawyer to the newly admitted, mother-of-six lawyer who was finding it all she could do to drag herself to the job everyday. The words stuck in my head for six years while I worked for a giant corporation handling leasing and zoning. I pictured myself a dead fish, floating on my side. Dead in the water. As if that wasn’t bad enough, I was feeling like another kind of animal too—a chicken.
The importance of mentoring By Justin Heather Young Lawyers Division, August 2005 Mentoring is essential to both the good practice of law and the future of the legal profession.
The Importance of Mentoring By Dixie Lee Peterson Child Law, July 2005 As incoming Chair of the Section Council I would like to share with you one of our goals for this year. I am looking forward to working with all of you over the coming months.
Mentoring associates By Donald E. Weihl Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, April 2004 Watching new associates receive notice that they have passed the bar examination is a lesson in joy for the lawyer who wants to help those new lawyers cultivate the skills that will earn a permanent place in the firm
Mentoring: It’s really important! “I just assumed that…” By Matt Maloney General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, January 2004 Many participants in the "system" constantly complain about the lack of skills that they see in "young lawyers." I suppose that I've complained about the same thing. Broad-based, general practice requires a plethora of legal talents.
Editor’s column: Mentors By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, August 2003 When I read "A Few Good Mentors" by ISBA President Terry Lavin in his August 2003 President's page, I thought about some of my mentors and how important they were to me.
Where have our mentors gone? By Richard D. Hannigan Workers' Compensation Law, April 2003 If we want, we can learn from everyone we come in contact with.


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