ISBA Young Lawyers Division officially launched the ISBA Mentor Program earlier
this week and is accepting applications from ISBA members to serve as mentors
or mentees for the 2015-2016 mentor year.
will be accepted through Feb. 15. Mentors and mentees will be matched with the
year-long program set to begin March 15. Members can download the mentor or mentee applications.
Completed forms should be sent to the YLD Mentor Committee at email@example.com.
into the program as a mentor or mentee, attorneys will receive
additional materials regarding the program which includes a mentor
information on mentor training, and a mentor/mentee match. The program
commitments are minimal: six hours of contact over the year between
mentee (ideally in-person) with no formal curriculum, although a
of topics and issues is provided.
ISBA members who have been licensed for fewer than five years in the state of
Iowa are eligible to be a mentee. To serve as a mentor, attorneys must have
been licensed for five years or more in Iowa, have a clean disciplinary record,
and carry malpractice insurance (if required). The YLD Mentoring
Committee anticipates a high number of mentee applications, and are asking
those who are eligible to serve as a mentor to consider joining the
information about the program is available in the December Iowa Lawyer magazine
(Pages 8-11). For questions regarding the mentoring program, contact the YLD
Mentoring Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.