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Welcome to the National Legal Mentoring Consortium. Mentoring is now, more than ever, essential to the future success of the legal profession. Through mentoring protégés build practical skills while developing a sense of confidence, identity, and effectiveness in their professional role. Just as importantly, mentoring strengthens our profession by enhancing our sense of community and elevating our standards of competence, ethics, and professionalism.

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Registration Information for 2016 National Legal Mentoring Consortium Conference
The National Legal Mentoring Consortium will hold its biennial conference May 5-7 in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the conference is Mentoring: Now More Important than Ever. This three day event will be held at the Carr Judicial Center Thursday, May 5, through noon on Saturday, May 7. There are four plenary sessions and more than a dozen breakout sessions which offer participants the opportunity to discuss their unique mentoring programs with national mentoring leaders.
Legal Mentoring Conference Sponsorship Information
Information concerning sponsorship opportunities for the upcoming National Legal Mentoring Consortium Conference in Colorado. LexisNexis has agreed to be our Presenting Sponsor, and our first Gold Sponsor is the Van Der Jagt Firm.
2016 National Legal Mentoring Conference
The National Legal Mentoring Consortium is sponsoring its 2016 conference with the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program of the Colorado Supreme Court (C.A.M.P.) and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. May 5-7, 2016.
Lessons for the Journey
The Tennessee Bar Journal uses Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to share lessons on mentoring.
The Relevant Lawyer: Reimagining the Future of the Legal Profession
The American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Professionalism has put forth this 20-chapter volume by leading authorities on changes in the profession and the legal services marketplace. It offers expert guidance on rapid change in the legal services landscape and what legal organizations and individual lawyers must do to adapt and preserve our profession.
20 Professionalism Tipe for Millennial Attorneys
The Supreme Court of Illinois has shared twenty tips for new attorneys not accustomed to the norms of the legal profession.
The National Legal Mentoring Consortium
The National Legal Mentoring Consortium, the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism, and the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Professionalism sponsored a national legal mentoring conference on May 1-3, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Attorneys from over 25 different states joined in the national discussion entitled, “Mentoring in Our Evolving Profession,” on the importance of mentoring in our rapidly changing legal profession and how to promote, establish, and support successful mentoring experiences. In addition to these insightful topics and brilliant speakers from across the nation, the program highlighted bar associations and law firms for their efforts in mentoring activities through PED Talks (Professional and Educational Development Talks).

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The State of Mentoring in the Legal Profession
This report details the findings from a very comprehensive survey of mentoring efforts throughout the legal profession. The report includes information from law firms, law schools and bar organizations throughout the United States and Canada on such topics as formal and informal mentoring program structures, budgets and management. Also included in this one of a kind report are perspectives from practicing lawyers in both the public and private sectors and law students from across the United States.
Maximizing Relationships To Become A Successful Lawyer: Innovative Mentoring For Lawyers And Law Students By Matthew Cristiano, Amy Timmer
This very readable how-to manual helps young lawyers seeking mentors, seasoned lawyers who want to provide meaningful mentoring without significant time commitments, and bar associations and law schools searching for inexpensive ways to help make meaningful mentoring happen.
Columbus Conference on Mentoring in Our Evolving Profession
The Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Professionalism recently recorded each session of its Conference on Mentoring in Our Evolving Profession. To view these recordings click the link above.