GREAT LAWYERS MAKE GREAT MENTORS
The Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program is open to all qualifying Illinois-licensed attorneys, whether you are a solo practitioner, an attorney at a firm, corporation or law department or a lawyer seeking a position. To get involved in the Lake County Bar Association mentoring program, complete the mentor or mentee application below. Attorney qualifications for new lawyer and mentor participation in a Commission-approved mentoring program follows.
Rule 795(d)(12) requires that completion of the mentoring program “occurs during the first three years of the new lawyer’s practice in Illinois.” As a practical matter, this means that in order to complete a one-year long program within the first three years of practice, the new lawyer must begin the program no later than two years after being admitted to the Illinois bar. A new lawyer seeking to participate in the mentoring program and earn the professional responsibility credit must meet the following minimum standards:
New lawyers participating in the LCBA Mentoring program will gain:
The success of any lawyer mentoring program depends upon experienced and dedicated lawyers who are willing to commit the time to serve as mentors so that they may personally convey the core values and best practices of the profession to new lawyers. In order to be effective, lawyer mentors shall value teaching and counseling new attorneys in the development of professional habits and strive to improve the legal profession through their mentorship. Mentors should possess superior interpersonal skills and the ability to facilitate quality discussions about the best practices and highest values of the legal profession. A lawyer seeking to serve as a mentor shall meet the following minimum standards:
MENTORING PROGRAM LINKS
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