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Spot Mentoring


The Committee on the Profession offers comprehensive mentoring through the TIP “Transition into Practice” Program to new attorneys in their first year of practice. (Link) The TIP program ends at the completion of the mentoring requirements within 1 -2 years of the new attorney entering practice. As a supplement to our TIP program, an episodic or on-demand program has been developed. Spot Mentoring allows individual and eligible LSBA attorneys to initiate contact with a volunteer spot mentor on the numerous questions a lawyer out in the practice 2-7 years may encounter.

Examples of possible Spot Mentoring categories are Career Development (firm culture, time management, work/life management, receiving feedback, seeking opportunities internally and externally); Legal Practice Skills (writing, oral communication, negotiation, technical skills); Professionalism (ethics, civility, integrity, elimination of bias, system equity); Practice Development (networking, thought leadership, client entertainment, external involvement); Client Service/Management ( business solutions, responsiveness, articulating client value, counseling clients); and Family/Work Integration (parental leave, working parents, eldercare, family resources).

The LSBA Spot Mentoring program gives 2-7 year lawyers seeking advice, guidance or information the ability to post questions in their areas of interest. Spot mentor or mentors can reply to the Inquiry by email. If the Spot mentor lawyer agrees, the parties can even meet (in person, via telephone or electronically) – probably just once – to discuss the topic raised by the inquiring lawyer.


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