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 is now available statewide to all lawyers within a year of their admission but experienced Mentors are needed. Mentors who have successfully mentored a new admittee get 6 hours of CLE credit the first year and 4 hours of CLE credit subsequent pairings. Mentees and Mentors who complete the rigorous program each receive a formal Certificate from the LSBA thanking them for their participation.
One of the main goals of the mentoring program is not only to impart the wisdom, character and experience of the older lawyers to younger attorneys, but to foster friendships and collegiality. Please consider volunteering to become a Mentor!
Register online through your LSBA Member Account
Download a printable mentor registration form