Mentor Match Program Is a Win-Win for Legal Community

Vol. 16 No. 7

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Jennifer M. Grieco is a partner at Neuman Anderson PC in Birmingham, Michigan, and the immediate past president of the Oakland County Bar Association. She may be reached at jgrieco@neumananderson.com.

There is no doubt that the Great Recession has devastated the job market for new lawyers and significantly increased the numbers of law graduates hanging their “virtual” shingle by setting up their practices online. As a result, a recent graduate may learn to practice law on his own without guidance, feedback, or oversight. This lack of training and experience can not only impact the quality of the profession, but it can also hold the new lawyer back from success.

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