BALIF's New Lawyers Committee is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Mentorship Program! BALIF's incredibly successful mentorship program is back and we're hoping to recruit eager law students, post-bar graduates, and lawyers of every experience level to receive mentorship from a wide array of legal backgrounds and life experiences. As any lawyer will tell you, mentoring is an integral part to any professional's success in their career.
This year, in light of COVID and in an effort to maximize resources, BALIF is transitioning to a pod-based mentorship program. What is a pod-based mentorship program, you ask?! Well, mentees will be assigned to a pod or 'House' of legal professionals arranged by practice areas and interests. Each House will ideally consist of students, post-bar graduates, and attorneys ranging from junior to senior levels. Houses will allow for flexibility with meetups to accommodate for social distancing needs and will additionally allow junior attorneys to receive mentorship from senior attorneys. We require that each House meet virtually or in person at least three times a year, but individual interaction and mentorship between House members is highly encouraged.
If you are interested in applying to be either a mentee or mentor (or both if you're a practicing lawyer!), please follow the links to the appropriate application (all responses are confidential, and the entire application can be completed in 5 minutes). Applications will close Wednesday, September 16th, and pairings will be released at BALIF's Annual Mentor/Mentee Happy Hour, which will take place virtually in October. Please check your email and the BALIF newsletter for updates. If anyone has any questions, feel free to reach out to Christine Capuyan or Stephan Ferris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephan Ferris and Christine Capuyan
BALIF New Lawyer Committee Co-Chairs