February 17, 2015 article

Mentoring: Helping Young Lawyers "Start Well"

By Kimberly Stamatelos

You see them everywhere: bright-eyed baby lawyers, starting out their law practices. They are in corporate legal departments, government jobs, and law firms. Maybe they've dared to go solo or partnered with kindred spirits from law school setting up shop as a small firm. Each aspires to make his or her mark as a lawyer.

There is also another group: mature lawyers in the last stages of their practice. They are seasoned with legal and life experience, substantive legal knowledge, and war stories. They have seen lawyers come and go in the profession suffering from addiction, burnout, and discouragement, but these veterans have endured and in many cases have even thrived.

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