2022 National Legal Mentoring Conference

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Mentoring (Re)Defined:
Bridging the Future of Law

Oct. 6-8, 2022
Loyola University School of Law
25 E Pearson St, Chicago, IL 60611

Principal Sponsor – Thomson Reuters

Conference Fee

Members $300
Non-members $495
Conference + new 1-year membership ($150 value): $450
$50 early bird discount available through August 31, 2022.

Conference Itinerary

THURSDAY October 6

5-7pm Registration

6:00pm Welcome

  • Dean Amy Timmer, Associate Dean of Students, WMU Cooley Law School; Director, National Legal Mentoring Consortium
  • Dean Michèle Alexandre, Dean, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Keynote I – Chief Justice Anne M. Burke, Supreme Court of Illinois

6:30pm Welcome Reception – Sponsor: Winston & Strawn LLP

7:30pm Dine-A-Round Chicago (optional)

FRIDAY October 7

8:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast

9am Welcome

  • Mark C. Palmer, Chief Counsel, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
  • Keynote II The Delta Model Lawyer
    • Professor Alyson Carrel, Harry B. Reese Teaching Clinical Professor of Law, Co-Director, Center on Negotiation and Mediation, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

9:45am Plenary Session I

  • Transitions Unexplored: Professional Identity Formation & Mentoring
    • Professor Megan Bess, Assistant Professor and Externship Program Director, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
    • Professor Maureen Kieffer, Assistant Dean for Career Services, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

10:45am Break

11am Plenary Session II

  • Momentum: How Mentorship and Sponsorship Find a Place In Professional Development
    • Stephen D’Amore, Partner & Co-Chair, Litigation, Winston & Strawn LLP
    • Sylvia F. James, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Winston & Strawn LLP 

11:45am Plenary Session III

  • Mentoring Metrics: If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Improve It
    • J. Ryann Peyton, Director, Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP)

12:30pm Lunch

  • Speaker TBA

1:45pm Plenary Session IV

  • DEI Challenges to the Legal Mentoring Landscape: Innovative Practices
    • Facilitator: Aurora Austriaco, Past President, National Conference of Bar Presidents; Past President, Chicago Bar Association
    • Panelists:
      • Marlon Lutfiyya, Director of Talent & Diversity, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
      • Roberta Roberts, U.S. Department of Justice / DOJABA

2:45pm Break

3pm Plenary Session V

  • Innovative Practices at Work
    • Brian Potts, The Legal Mentor Network
    • Len Polsky (Law Society of Alberta’s use of Mentorship Rocket)

4pm Networking Reception & Mentoring Platforms’ Open Forum

SATURDAY October 8

8:30am Continental Breakfast

9:30am Plenary Session VI

  • The Positive Impact of Mentoring on Well-Being
    • Diana Uchiyama, JD, PsyD, CAADC, Executive Director at Illinois LAP
    • Stephanie Villinski, Deputy Director, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism
    • Tracy Kepler, Risk Control Consulting Director, Lawyers Professional Liability at CNA Insurance

10:30am Break

10:45am Plenary Session VII

  • Around the Horn Conference Wrap-Up Idea-Storming
    Takeaway sharing and open discussion facilitated by NLMC Planners

11:30am Lunch – Conference Summary & Thank You

Box lunch included to stay ‘n chat or take to-go