TIP Mentoring Program Updated: New Website, New Benefits, More Resources

The LSBA’s statewide Transition Into Practice (TIP) Mentoring Program has been updated, featuring a new website, new benefits for mentees (including CLE hours and TIP Bucks) and more resources for mentors and mentees.

With the new TIP Program, mentees will now receive two years (25 hours) of CLE credit for completing the program, thanks to a Supreme Court Order (Supreme Court Rule XXX 3.22). Along with the two years of CLE hours, participants will have access to exclusive professional development workshops for Trust Accounting, Stress Management, Law Practice Management and Lawyer Advertising.

Mentees also will receive $200 in TIP Bucks upon completion of the program. This LSBA currency can be applied to any programming offered by the LSBA — i.e., CLE seminars, Annual Meeting/Summer School — but not mandatory fees like dues, assessment, etc.

The new rule allows for participation by newly admitted attorneys during the year of their admission through the next calendar year. For example, a new attorney admitted in 2023 would have until Dec. 31, 2024, to complete the program and would not have to start taking more CLE until 2026.

Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice John L. Weimer, Associate Justice Scott J. Crichton and Associate Justice James T. Genovese discuss the programs in videos. Review videos.

More information can be found on the main Mentoring Web Page.  Included on that web page are a new Brochure, a TIP FAQ article and many more resources.

New mentors from all parishes, all fields and all practice types are always needed to expand the Mentoring Pool. Mentors receive 6 free hours of CLE credit for completing the program. Consider volunteering!
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