The Supreme Court will appoint qualifying mentors recommended by the LSBA based on submitted mentor applications. To qualify for appointment, the mentor:
- must have been admitted into the practice of law for a period of at least ten years;
- must have no record of suspension or disbarment from practice;
- must have a professional liability insurance policy with minimum limits of $100,000 per occurrence and $300,000 in the aggregate; and
- must be of good moral character, willing to voluntarily participate in the program, and commit throughout its term to the obligations and duties of being a mentor.
The professional liability insurance policy requirement is not applicable to mentors who are employed as in-house attorneys or employed by a governmental unit or “not for profit” entity.
Judges may serve as mentors.
The pilot TIP Program will initially be available in in Baton Rouge, Shreveport and greater New Orleans. Even if a prospective mentor does not live or practice in these areas, they are still encouraged to sign up as the goal is to soon have the program available statewide.
Register online through your LSBA Member Account
Download a printable mentor registration form