We recognize that legal professionals have very busy schedules, and therefore recommend a commitment of one hour per month, in person or virtually, cognizant of work schedule and availability.
The usual mentoring partnership will last for a period of one year unless the parties chose to end it sooner. The Mentoring Program will start in October and continue until the end of the following September.
The parties may continue with their mentoring relationship beyond the year-end if they choose, but any formal obligation on their part as well as the involvement of the Mentoring Committee will end after one year, save for the obligation of confidentiality which will remain.
The program is voluntary. With generous donations of their time, Mentors ensure the program's success and continued growth. As much as we would like to reimburse participants, individuals are expected to cover their own expenses.
The parties are encouraged to meet at least once a month for a minimum of an hour either in person or virtually, as they decide. The parties will work out a meeting schedule on their own.
Scheduling these meetings in advance will help ensure that the meetings take place regularly. The parties are encouraged to contact each other whenever an issue arises for the Mentee that would benefit from the Mentor’s advice or guidance.
The Mentoring Committee organizes several events throughout the year for the benefit of matched pairs. These events offer the chance for pairs to not only meet with each other but to meet with and learn from other matched pairs.