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Minority Bar Associations' Mentorship Program - 2020
Generously sponsored by The Opportunity and Progress Council, Foster Garvey’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative.
Lawyers, have you ever reached a point in your career and thought, "If only I had known...." Young lawyers and law students, have you ever wished you had advice from someone who has actually been there? Mentors meet mentees!
Our Team of Minority Bar Associations (MBAs) aims to pair law students and young lawyers (from historically underrepresented groups) with mentor attorneys (from all walks of life, including allies) to support mentees as they prepare to enter and navigate their legal careers.
Participants will be formally matched, and pairs will create their own agreement regarding discussion topics, meetings, and follow-up. The formal program will last through 2020. But we hope the relationships will continue beyond. Register below to attend the Kick-Off Event on March 3rd from 6-9pm at Foster Garvey LLC, 1111 3rd Ave 30th fl, Seattle, WA 98101.
***NOTE - By registering, you are committing to: (1) attend the initial event, (2) meet with your assigned mentor or mentee at least 3 times during the year, and (3) make your best effort to attend at least 1 of the 3 additional Mentorship social events to be offered throughout the year. (*Alternatively, you can indicate you are unable to participate this year, but wish to remain on the email list.)
In partnership with:
What role(s) are you interested in?
I would like to be a Mentor.
I would like to be a Mentee.
I am interested in both/either.
What type of mentorship are you interested in?
Lawyer / Lawyer Mentorship (*To be CLE eligible, mentors must have 5 years practice, both must be WSBA members in good standing)
Lawyer / Law Student Mentorship
# Years Practice
Licensed for 0-4 years
Licensed for 5-9 years
Licensed for 10+ years
What areas of law do you practice in / are you interested in?
Civil Rights Law
Intellectual Property Law
Low Bono Law
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Civil Legal Aid
Creditor / Debtor Law
Indian/Native American Law
Labor & Employment Law
Real Property, Probate & Trust
Solo & Small Firm Practice
Human Rights Law
Where are you employed / seeking employment?
Small to mid-sized law firm
What topics are you interested in discussing?
Law & Legal Procedure (substantive law, process, research & writing...etc.)
Ethics & Professional Responsibility (diversity/antibias, risks of mental illness, stress, & addiction)
Professional Development (leadership, career development, practice skills)
Personal Development & Mental Health (skills development, stress management, mental health)
Office Management (business operations, financial management, employee relations)
Improving the Legal System (developments, regulating the profession, access to justice, pro bono)
What types of experience can you provide/are you interested in?
Observations of oral arguments or trials
Observations of mediations or alternative dispute resolution
Personal introductions to judges / lawyers
Involvement in professional organizations
Writing an article or paper together
Pro bono opportunities
Social outings with other mentor pairs
Sharing a meal or coffee
What are your goals for participating in the mentorship program? What do you hope to accomplish?
What are your preferences for a match? (For example, I prefer someone in a particular practice area; or someone with a flexible schedule; or someone who can aid in navigating issues of workplace bias.)
Register for the Mentorship Program, including Kick Off Event on March 3rd, 6-9pm at Foster Garvey, 1111 3rd Ave 30th fl, Seattle, WA 98101.
Yes - sign me up!
No, I'm unable to attend, but would like to receive emails about future mentorship opportunities.
***By registering, I am committing to: (1) attend the initial event, (2) meet with my assigned mentor or mentee at least 3 times during the year, and (3) make my best effort to attend at least 1 of the 3 additional Mentorship social events to be offered throughout the year. If yes, please type your name, I agree, and your bar number (if applicable).
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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