Mentoring Projects

National Resources


State and Local Bar Association Mentoring Projects

Bar supported mentoring projects currently exist in 42 jurisdictions. The purpose of such projects is to facilitate mutually beneficial relationships of personal growth and career development between established attorneys and newly admitted attorneys or law students.

Benefits for newly admitted attorneys include:

  • Support in transition from law student to legal practitioner
  • Development of good character, competence, and a deeper appreciation for the responsibilities of the profession
  • Resource for questions about practice and office management, substantive and procedural law issues, and professional conduct questions
  • Help making intelligent and informed choices about careers
  • Networking opportunities and gained visibility in the legal community
  • Gained insight about legal profession
  • Increased productivity and performance
  • Objective feedback on skills

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Programs

Alabama
Birmingham Bar Association Mentoring Committee
The Mobile Bar Association Mentoring Program

Alaska
Anchorage Bar Association Mentoring Support

Arizona
The State Bar of Arizona Mentor Program

Arkansas
Arkansas Bar Association Mentor Program

California
Asian American Bar Association Mentor-Mentee Program
California Local Bar Association Mentoring Programs
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles Mentor Program
Fresno County Bar Association Mentorship Program
Lawyer's Club of San Diego Mentorship Committee
Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association Mentorship Program
Mentor Program of the Korean American Bar Association of San Diego
Oakland County Bar Association Mentor Program
Orange County Bar Association Mentoring Program
Riverside County Bar Association Mentoring Program
San Diego County Bar Association Mentor Program
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Law Student Mentoring Program

Colorado
Colorado Bar Association Mentoring Program
Denver Bar Association Mentoring Program

Connecticut
Hartford County Bar Association Mentoring Program

Delaware
Delaware State Bar Lawyer Helping Lawyers Volunteer Program

DC
D.C. Bar Practice Management Advisory Service Mentoring Resource

Florida
Bankruptcy Judges' Mentoring Program for Junior Lawyers
Broward County Bar Association Mentorship Program
Dade County Bar Association E-Mentoring Program
Florida Bar eMentoring Program
Florida Association for Women Lawyers Mentoring Committee
The Jacksonville Bar Association Mentoring Program
Palm Beach County Bar Association Mentor Program
St. Petersburg Bar Association Mentor Program

Georgia
Georgia Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism Mentoring Program

Hawaii
Hawaii State Bar Association Mentoring Program

Idaho
Idaho State Bar Mentorship Program: "Bar Quest: Pathways to the Profession"

Illinois
DuPage County Bar Association Mentor Program
Illinois State Bar Association Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program 
Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program
Kane County Bar Association Mentoring Program
Lake County Bar Association Mentor Program
McHenry County Bar Association Lawyer-to Lawyer Mentoring Program
McLean County Bar Association Mentoring Program

Indiana
The Mentor Match Program of the Indiana State Bar Association

Kansas
Kansas Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Mentoring Program
Wichita Bar Association Mentoring Program

Kentucky
Kentucky Bar Association Lawyer to Lawyer Resource: "Great Place to Start"

Louisiana
Louisiana State Bar Association Mentoring Program

Maryland
Maryland State Bar Association Pro Bono Mentor Program
Maryland Court of Appeals Professionalism Center Mentoring Program
Anne Arundel Bar Association Mentorship Program (New Lawyers Committee)
Bar Association of Montgomery County Mentor/Mentee Committee

Massachusetts
Massachusetts Bar Association Mentor Program
Boston Bar Association's Group Mentoring Program
Bar Association of Norfolk County Mentor Program
Worcester County Bar Association Mentor Program

Michigan
State Bar of Michigan Mentoring Center
Oakland County Bar Association Mentor Program

Minnesota
Minnesota State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Mentoring Program
Hennepin County Bar Association Mentoring & Discussion Groups

Missouri
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Mentor Program

Nebraska
Nebraska State Bar Association Mentoring Program
Nebraska Women's Bar Association Mentoring

Nevada
Transitioning into Practice (TIP): A Mentor Program for Nevada Attorneys
Clark County Bar Association Mentor Program

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Bar Association Mentor Program

New Jersey
Gloucester County Bar Association Mentor Program
Middlesex County Bar Association Practice Area Mentor Program
New Jersey Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Mentoring Program

New Mexico
New Mexico Bar Association Bridge the Gap Mentorship Program

New York
City Bar Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Mentor Program
New York County Lawyers' Association Mentoring Program
New York State Bar Association's Mentoring Program
New York City Bar Mentoring Circles for Small Firm and Solo Practitioners
Westchester County Bar Association Mentoring Program (in development)

North Carolina
North Carolina Bar Association Mentorship Program
Wake County Bar Association - Campbell University Law School Mentorship Program
Mecklenburg County Bar Association Linking Lawyers Program

North Dakota
North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Mentoring Program
North Carolina Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism Mentoring Programs

Ohio
The Supreme Court of Ohio Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Bar Association MentorMatch

Oregon
Oregon State Bar New Lawyer Mentoring Program

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Bar Association Mentoring Program
Bucks County Bar Association Mentoring Program
Washington County Bar Association Mentor Program
Westmoreland Bar Association Mentor Program (operated through the Ned J.Nakles American Inn of Court)

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Women's Bar Association Program

South Carolina
The Supreme Court of South Carolina Lawyer Mentoring Program
Charleston County Bar Association Mentor Program

South Dakota
State Bar of South Dakota Mentorship Coin Program

Tennessee
Tennessee Bar Association Mentoring Program
Chattanooga Bar Association One to One Mentor Program
Knoxville Bar Association Mentor for the Moment Program
Memphis Bar Association Mentoring Program

Texas
Austin Bar's Mentoring Program
Dallas Bar Association Transition to Law Practice Project
Houston Bar Association Mentor/Protégé Program
San Antonio Bar Association Mentor Committee
State Bar of Texas Transition to Practice Program
Tarrant County Bar Association Mentoring Initiative
Ten Minute Mentor
Texas Young Lawyers Association: Resources for New Lawyers

Utah
Utah State Bar New Lawyer Training Program (Mentoring)

Vermont
Vermont Bar Association Mentoring Program

Virginia
The Bar Association of the City of Richmond Mentoring Program
Roanoke Bar Association Mentor Match Program
Virginia Beach Bar Association Mentoring Committee

Wisconsin
Milwaukee Bar Association Mentor Program
Dane County Bar Association Joseph A. Melli Mentorship Program
Wisconsin State Bar Association Mentor Program

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