The Family Law Section is launching a new pilot mentoring program. We are currently seeking experienced family law practitioners willing to offer guidance to new lawyers who are practicing family law or considering practicing family law. BBA members with five years or more of family law experience are eligible to sign-up as mentors. Mentors will be matched with a new lawyer. A mentor can offer guidance on topics like networking and business development skills, resume writing or interview prep, professionalism, general information regarding the Boston legal community and what it’s like to practice family law here. Mentors are asked to commit to connecting with their mentee 1-2 times a month for a 12-month period for this pilot programming.
Click here to complete the online sign-up form. We will begin matching mentors and mentees in mid June, and continue to make matches as new mentors and mentees sign up. The Section will host a roundtable on tips and tricks for mentoring.
How to participate (Mentees):
New or aspiring family law practitioners are invited to sign up to receive mentorship through the BBA’s Pilot Family Law Mentoring Program, which connects new lawyers to the Boston area with more senior members of Bar.
BBA members who are less than 5 years in practice are invited to sign-up. Mentees can request mentorship and guidance on specific skills, like resume writing or interview prep, or may simply be seeking to connect with a more experienced attorney to learn about the ins and outs of Boston’s legal community.
Click here to complete the online sign-up form. We will begin matching mentors and mentees in mid June, and continue to make matches as new mentors and mentees sign up.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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@example.com for more information.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or see the program handbook here.