Lift as You Climb: Accepting the Call to Mentorship

Latosha M. Ellis
What characteristics did your mentor possess that you might emulate with your own mentee?

What characteristics did your mentor possess that you might emulate with your own mentee?

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It’s bound to happen. Someone is going to ask you to be a mentor. Be it your alma mater, a bar association, another attorney, or an aspiring lawyer, you will be asked to devote your time and expertise to guide the development of another person. The thought of playing even a small role in developing someone’s career—especially because you are a relative neophyte in the profession yourself—may seem a bit overwhelming, but there are a few things you can do to ensure success should you accept the call to mentorship (and you should!).

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