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Welcome to the National Legal Mentoring Consortium. Mentoring is now, more than ever, essential to the future success of the legal profession. Through mentoring protégés build practical skills while developing a sense of confidence, identity, and effectiveness in their professional role. Just as importantly, mentoring strengthens our profession by enhancing our sense of community and elevating our standards of competence, ethics, and professionalism.

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The National Legal Mentoring Consortium
The National Legal Mentoring Consortium, the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism, and the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Professionalism sponsored a national legal mentoring conference on May 1-3, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Attorneys from over 25 different states joined in the national discussion entitled, “Mentoring in Our Evolving Profession,” on the importance of mentoring in our rapidly changing legal profession and how to promote, establish, and support successful mentoring experiences. In addition to these insightful topics and brilliant speakers from across the nation, the program highlighted bar associations and law firms for their efforts in mentoring activities through PED Talks (Professional and Educational Development Talks).

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2014 National Legal Mentoring Consortium Conference
Join in the national discussion on the importance of mentoring in our rapidly changing legal profession an dhow to promote, establish, and support successful mentoring experience from May 1-3, 2014, in Columbus, OH.

Please Register Soon! The site hotel is the Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio. To inquire about the $99 room rate for this conference, please call Lisa Kuhn at 614-365-4510 or Cara Morrow at 614-365-4514, Monday –Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm. Please reserve as soon as possible, as there is a half-marathon in Columbus on May 3rd, and hotel rooms are in high demand.

In addition to these timely and insightful topics, there is currently an opportunity for bar associations and law firms to highlight their efforts in mentoring activities through 6-minute PED Talks (Professional and Educational Development Talks). The conference has allotted time immediately after lunch on Friday for focused, powerful, high-impact presentations from law schools, bar associations, and from professional firms. These presentations will allow the audience to receive a concise and powerful message related to mentoring philosophies, breakthroughs, best practices, successes, learning opportunities, and/or needs. All conference registrants are eligible (and encouraged!) to submit proposals for the available 6 minute sessions. The proposals should identify the proposed presenter, the focused topic related to mentoring that the presentation will address, describe any technology that will be utilized (given the 6 minute time limitation (text rich Powerpoint is discouraged but video and other technology is encouraged), and provide a brief description of the message to be shared. Please submit any proposals—or questions—to Brad Morgan (rmorgan2@utk.edu) no later than April 1, 2014.

Access course materials here: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/Boards/CP/NLMCMaterials/.
The State of Mentoring in the Legal Profession
This report details the findings from a very comprehensive survey of mentoring efforts throughout the legal profession. The report includes information from law firms, law schools and bar organizations throughout the United States and Canada on such topics as formal and informal mentoring program structures, budgets and management. Also included in this one of a kind report are perspectives from practicing lawyers in both the public and private sectors and law students from across the United States.
Maximizing Relationships To Become A Successful Lawyer: Innovative Mentoring For Lawyers And Law Students By Matthew Cristiano, Amy Timmer
This very readable how-to manual helps young lawyers seeking mentors, seasoned lawyers who want to provide meaningful mentoring without significant time commitments, and bar associations and law schools searching for inexpensive ways to help make meaningful mentoring happen.