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 newly licensed attorneys 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.

 

Complete details about mentor and mentee responsibilities are in the Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Plan Guide.

 

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.

 

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