TIP Mentor Program: More Mentors Needed!

The LSBA Committee on the Profession’s "Transition Into Practice" (TIP) mentor program is seeking additional mentors.

Already numerous mentor and mentee pairings have successfully occurred across the state since the program was first implemented in 2015. The mentor program not only gives new lawyers a great opportunity to learn practical experience from seasoned lawyers, but it also gives experienced Bar members a chance to give back and to guide new lawyers in the right direction.

Through the program, new lawyers admitted into practice will be paired with mentors (one on one) to assist in learning practical knowledge of what they will encounter in the profession. Mentors must be in good standing, have no public disciplinary history and must have at least 10 years of experience. Mentors can receive up to 6.0 hours of free CLE credit by volunteering.

Mentors and mentees will meet four times over the course of the program to discuss various well-defined and organized topics. These meetings can take place by Zoom or possibly in-person later during the process. There is a handbook available which contains all the information mentors would need to cover the topics required by the program. Mentors are not required to do any independent preparation other than reviewing the handbook; most of the information shared will come from personal experience. Topics such as civility, professionalism, work/life balance, careers and career objectives, law school debt, conflicts, ethics issues for the new lawyer, dealing with the “difficult” client, time records, billing, fees, trust accounts and sharing fees and expenses are included. 

To learn more about the program or to register as a mentor, go to: 

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