Transition Into Practice (TIP) Voluntary Mentoring Program

The Louisiana Supreme Court has formally approved the Transition Into Practice (TIP) Program for new lawyers admitted to practice this year. The TIP Program, sponsored by CNA/Gilsbar, commences in January and is implemented through the LSBA Committee on the Profession. The pilot volunteer mentoring program will initially be available in Baton Rouge, Shreveport and greater New Orleans. The program will match one mentor with one mentee, allowing more experienced attorneys to share their knowledge with those who are just starting their careers. The Bar and the Louisiana Supreme Court see this as an opportunity to exercise the highest level of professionalism; as such, each mentor will receive six hours of CLE credit.

Mentee Volunteers
Prospective Mentees
Congratulations on your admission to the Bar Association! The Transition Into Practice (TIP) mentoring program is being offered on a voluntary basis for those admitted into practice this year in Shreveport, Baton Rouge and Greater New Orleans. If you wish to participate, you will be paired with a mentor for one year commencing in January, 2016.

Mentee Volunteer Registration

Current Mentees

Access Your Individualized Mentoring Plan
Become a Mentor
Mentor Qualifications
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.

Mentor Registration
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
TIP Program Resources

Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson, Louisiana Supreme Court

Barry H. Grodsky, Chair, Committee on the Profession

Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600