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Introduction to Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring

The Chicago Bar Association’s lawyer-to-lawyer mentoring program is sponsored in partnership with the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. Experienced attorneys (6 or more years) will be matched with attorneys within their first 5 years of practice (must begin the program no later than four (4) years after being admitted to the Illinois bar) for a year-long mentoring program. Participating mentors and mentees will receive 6 hours of Illinois professional responsibility MCLE credit upon program completion. Attendance at the orientation session and 8 subsequent in-person meetings between the mentoring pair is required to complete the program and receive MCLE credit.

This lawyer mentoring program creates opportunities for experienced lawyers to guide new lawyers in developing the practical skills and judgment to practice in a highly competent manner and to instill the ethical and professional values that characterize excellent lawyers.

For complete details about the program and mentor/mentee responsibilities, you can review the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism’s 2Civlity Program Toolkit here.

Registration for the lawyer-to-lawyer mentoring program opens in November of each calendar year. A mandatory orientation for mentors and mentees takes place at the CBA in January of each calendar year. This year’s orientation is tentatively scheduled for January 31, 2018 at 12 noon.

To apply to be a mentor or mentee, please click on and complete the applicable application.

To read about a successful CBA Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program pairing, click here.

Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring pairs who have successfully completed the 2017 program must complete the Completion Attestation and CLE Attestation on the Illiois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism’s 2Civlity website here by January 31, 2018.