The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism’s Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program creates opportunities for experienced lawyers to provide professional guidance and to share practical knowledge and skills with new lawyers during the critical transition from law student to legal practitioner. Not only do both the mentor and new lawyer reap the personal and professional rewards that come from this relationship, but successful completion of the mentoring program also satisfies Illinois’ professional responsibility CLE Credit requirement.
For Attorneys: Whether you are a solo practitioner, an attorney at a firm, corporation or law department or a new lawyer seeking a position, the Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program is open to all qualifying Illinois-licensed attorneys. To learn about the qualifications and how to get involved, go to Attorneys: How To.
For Bar Associations, Law Firms, Law Departments, Law Schools and Other Organizations: Any law firm, law school, bar group, state, county or local government agency, or circuit court of Illinois may sign up to provide a Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program. To learn more about the benefits of the program, how it works and how organizations apply to have their mentoring programs approved for CLE credit, go to Organizations: How To.
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Katherine Erwin who will be happy to assist you and help you get involved.