SLA Mentor Application
Thank you for your interest in volunteering as an SLA Mentor with Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation’s (KCMBF) Student Law Academy (SLA). Mentors will play a vital role in the experience of students throughout their time in the SLA program. The SLA Legal Pathway will run June 5th - 30th. The SLA Job Shadow is exclusively available to past SLA Graduates and will run July 10th - 28th. You may choose your session during which to mentor! Read on to learn more.

The SLA Legal Pathway plans to provide new SLA Scholars with in-person morning educational sessions. During those sessions, Scholars will attend three presentations from local law professionals on a variety of topics, such as Imposter Syndrome, Family Law, Legislation 101, and the Benefits of Government Practice, to name a few. The Legal Pathway continues the SLA tradition of providing exposure to careers in the legal field and an overview of the legal system to juniors and seniors within PREP-KC's partner school districts.

Mandatory dates for the SLA Legal Pathway*:

• Weekly Mentor/Scholar Lunch
Monday, June 5th 12:30 - 1:30 pm (In person, KCMBA Headquarters)
Monday, June 12th 12:30 - 1:30 pm (In person, KCMBA Headquarters)
Monday, June 26th 12:30 - 1:30 pm (In person, KCMBA Headquarters)

• Graduation & Reception
Friday, June 30, 11:00 am (In person, UMKC School of Law)

The SLA Job Shadow plans to provide returning SLA Graduates with an in-person rotational internship opportunity and mock trial experience. These returning Scholars, having already completed the Legal Pathway, will be placed at different law firms, courts, and government entities to job shadow different legal professionals within a different office each week. Each Scholar will be assigned a Mentor to help them prepare for their job shadow opportunities and to assist them in building a portfolio to ready them for future career opportunities. Mentors will play a vital role in assisting with interview skills, resume-building, and college and career preparation. Materials will be provided as a guide.

Mandatory dates for the SLA Job Shadow*:

•Weekly Mentor/Scholar Lunch
Monday, July 10, 12:00 - 1:00 pm (In person, KCMBA Headquarters)
Monday, July 17, 12:00 - 1:00 pm (In person, KCMBA Headquarters)
Monday, July 24, 12:00 - 1:00 pm (In person, KCMBA Headquarters)

• Mock Trial & Ice Cream Social/SLA Reunion
Friday, July 28th, 1:00 - 3:00 pm Mock Trial, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Ice Cream Social (In person,
KCMBA Headquarters)

*Locations and times subject to change. Updates will be provided at

These dates are all required as applicable to your chosen session (Legal Pathway or Job
Shadow). We understand unexpected conflicts may arise in your schedule. If you are unable
to attend all program dates, you are responsible for identifying and confirming a substitute
mentor and communicating any changes with KCMBF staff. Please contact Bethany Goettling,
Senior Coordinator of Programs, at if you have any questions or know of any
conflicts in advance.

Please fully answer the questions on this application.
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Email address *
Name *
Organization *
Personal Pronoun *
High School
Law School
For which session are you applying (SLA Legal Pathway June 5th - 30th or Job Shadow July 10th - 28th)? *
I can commit to all of the applicable dates of my chosen session(s).  *
If no, please provide anticipated conflicts below
Why do you want to volunteer as an SLA Mentor
Background information
KCMBF's SLA program is committed to standards of excellence in Child Protection
practices. All SLA mentors will be asked status of standing with the
Missouri and/or Kansas Bar and other necessary information to determine capacity to
mentor a student. Mentors must verify that they are not now and have never been
subject to discipline with any court or state bar.
Are you in good standing with the Missouri and/or Kansas Bar? *
I declare that the information I have provided is true and accurate (please initial below) *
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