ERNEST R. BLOMQUIST, III LAWYER-TO-LAWYER MENTORING PROGRAM
The Northwest Suburban Bar Association’s lawyer-to-lawyer mentoring program is being conducted in partnership with the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. Experienced attorneys who have been practicing for 6 or more years, are matched with new attorneys for a year-long mentoring program. Participating mentors and mentees receive 6 hours of Illinois professional responsibility MCLE credit at the end of the program.
This wonderful opportunity allows established lawyers to mentor new lawyers and help them develop practical skills, judgment and networking skills as a foundation to practice law and become successful. It also helps instill ethical and professional values that will remain with them for their careers.
To apply to be a mentor or mentee, please click on and complete the applicable application.
To learn more about this program and see what others have to say about it please go to the following page: http://www.2civility.org/lawyer-mentoring-takeaways/
DO YOU WANT TO BE A MENTOR? DO YOU NEED A MENTOR?
We hope you will register to participate in one of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association’s mentoring programs. For more information regarding the Northwest Suburban Bar Association’s lawyer-to-lawyer mentoring program, please click below or contact the NWSBA Mentorship Chair and Administrator: Michael Rothmann at 847-394-4900.
Upon completion of the year-long mentoring program and mentoring plan, attorneys receive (6) six hours of professional responsibility CLE credits. Both mentors and mentees must submit the online Attorney Application: Mentoring CLE to obtain credit.
The credit hours are granted for the year in which the mentoring term is completed. Rule 793(c)Requirement for Newly-Admitted Attorneys states completion must be one year after admission to practice in Illinois; however, if the Newly-Admitted Attorney is involved in a mentoring program that will not complete until after the one-year deadline, the mentoring credits still may be used to satisfy this requirement.
There are two options for satisfying a portion of the 15-hour Requirement for Newly-Admitted Attorneys with credit for completion of the year-long mentoring program. These new attorneys may complete:
REGISTRATION Registration Information is available at: https://www.2civility.org/programs/mentoring/mentor-mentee-registration/
ONLINE MENTORING ORIENTATION This online orientation provides Sponsoring Organizations and individual mentoring pairs with an overview of the year-long program and CLE requirements. It may be used in group orientations or on an individual basis. Please access the Online Mentoring Orientation at https://www.2civility.org/programs/mentoring/online-mentoring-orientation/