The concept of mentoring in the legal profession is as old as the profession itself. However, throughout the years, this concept has gotten lost causing new lawyers to struggle as they try to keep their feet on the ground. With the support of the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP), it is our hope that local bars throughout the state of Colorado will begin to reintroduce the concept of mentoring. New attorneys should not have to struggle alone; there are too many resources available. Mentoring is the key to reminding practiced attorneys about the oath they took and helping new attorneys to understand the meaning behind the oath.
Colorado Supreme Court Mentor Program Underway
These days, mentoring partnerships are more and more difficult to find, both in the public and private sectors. Would-be mentors and mentees alike are consumed by the recent economics of the practice of law. Furthermore, it’s not easy to find the right match, much less to know how, to go about mentoring or being mentored. – By Christine McManus Vongunden (Access the Full Article Here)
The Mentoring Relationship: How to Make it Work and Why it Matters
This article identifies the elements of what makes a successful mentoring relationship. It provides tips on what good mentors and mentees do, based on input from those who have enjoyed successful mentoring relationships. – By Mark A. Fogg, Richard L. Gabriel, Margrit Lent Parker (Access the Full Article Here)
Why is a Women’s Bar Association still relevant in today’s society? The Colorado Women’s Bar publication, The Advocate, asked a male and a female attorney to weigh in on the subject. To read the responses of attorneys John Baker and Leslie Hilton, please see pages 3 and 14 of the summer 2014-2015 edition of The Advocate.