The Young Lawyers Section of the KBA encourages you to sign up as a Mentor for its Young Lawyer to Law Student Mentor Program.
The Mentor Program hopes to create a mentoring relationship through which the mentor provides guidance and shares practical knowledge about the legal profession. The purpose of this program is to allow third year law students from Kentucky-based law schools the opportunity to have a glimpse beyond the study of law into the practice of law. By fostering positive mentoring relationships, the Mentor Program seeks to encourage the success of future Kentucky lawyers and encourage participation in the Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.
Who may serve as a mentor?
To be an eligible mentor you must be admitted to practice law in Kentucky, be a member of the KBA Young Lawyers Section and be in good standing.
How often are the mentor and mentee required to meet, and how long does the relationship last?
It is recommended that the mentor and mentee meet in person at least once over the course of a year. Mentors and mentees are free to meet more frequently if they so choose. Examples of activities which mentors may want to encourage mentees to attend with them are court hearings, depositions, bar association activities (when appropriate), lunch, etc. The mentor/mentee relationship officially lasts for one year. However, the relationship is welcome to continue after one year if both parties approve of same.
How do mentors sign up for this program?