Posts Categorized: Group Mentoring

BBA Kicks Off Sixth Year of Group Mentoring Program

More than 300 new lawyers have participated in the Diversity & Inclusion Section’s Group Mentoring Program.

More than 300 new lawyers have participated in the Diversity & Inclusion Section’s Group Mentoring Program.

The BBA’s Group Mentoring Program officially kicked off year six last week, as 65 eager young attorneys in pursuit of expanding their professional support network stopped by 16 Beacon Street. The mentees got to connect with one another and to get a taste of the meetings and career development programs on tap for the current year thanks to an orientation and kickoff reception.

This year, eight seasoned attorneys from various practice areas have volunteered to serve as mentors. The Program has two main goals: to encourage leadership and success of diverse lawyers while exposing them to the Boston legal community by building personal relationships.

Stay tuned for more on this program.

BBA Opens its Doors to New Mentees

Interested attorneys attended an information session on the Group Mentoring Program at the BBA last night.

Interested attorneys attended an information session on the Group Mentoring Program at the BBA last night.

Last night, the BBA welcomed over 50 new lawyers to its headquarters to learn more about the Diversity & Inclusion Section’s Group Mentoring Program. The meeting gave interested participants an overview of the program and introduced them to the program co-chairs, past participants, and BBA staff. After the program wrapped up, mentees submitted application forms and mingled at a networking reception.

Mentee applications will be accepted through Friday, September 27th 2013. The program consists of several mentoring groups about 8 new lawyer mentees and 2 mentors who meet monthly for discussions about career paths, work life balance and professional challenges and participants also gather for program-wide seminars and networking events at the BBA. The Mentoring Committee will be launching the new mentoring groups next month. More information on the program and the application form are available here. Contact Susan Helm at [email protected] with questions.

Calling All New Lawyers – The BBA’s Group Mentoring Program

The Diversity & Inclusion Section’s popular Group Mentoring Program is kicking off its 5th program year with an information session on Wednesday, September 18th at 5:30pm at the BBA. The meeting will connect interested participants with program co-chairs and past participants to answer questions and give them a sense of what the program has to offer. A meet-and-greet reception will follow the information session.

Mentoring groups meet monthly for discussions about career paths, work life balance and professional challenges, and participants also gather for program-wide seminars and networking events.  Mentee applications will become available at the orientation meeting. The meeting is mandatory for anyone interested in applying to the program. Click here to RSVP or contact Susan Helm at [email protected] for more information.

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Mentees Celebrate at the BBA

On Tuesday evening, mentees and mentors from the Diversity & Inclusion Section’s Group Mentoring Program braved the sweltering heat to celebrate a successful year of group mentoring at the BBA.

Steven Joseph (MA Office of the Attorney General), Caitlin Peale (Conservation Law Foundation), Chuck Walker (MA Division of Professional Licensure), Jason Savageau, and Tai Antoine.

Steven Joseph (MA Office of the Attorney General), Caitlin Peale (Conservation Law Foundation), Chuck Walker (MA Division of Professional Licensure), Jason Savageau, and Tai Antoine.

The program brings together diverse Boston-based attorneys in mentoring groups composed of 10 new lawyer mentees and 2 seasoned mentors, for monthly meetings designed to address the common professional development challenges that all new lawyers face while fostering supportive professional relationships. If you are interested in participating in the program in the upcoming year, contact Susan Helm at [email protected] for more information or see the program handbook here.