April 12-14, 2018, University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC.

This national conference focused on recent changes, trends, and culture of the legal profession affecting mentoring programs.

Conference Schedule

Managing Mentoring Programs in a Time of Change*

Thursday, April 12

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Registration – USC School of Law, 1525 Senate Street

6:00 p.m. Welcome & Keynote –Judge Karen Williams Courtroom
Robert Wilcox, Dean
David Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School

7:00 p.m. Reception & Dinner – USC School of Law

Friday, April 13

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Coffee & Registration – USC School of Law

8:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Nathan Alder, Chair, National Legal Mentoring Consortium

9:00 a.m. Keynote
William Hubbard, Past President, American Bar Association, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. The Relationship Between Technology & Mentoring
Jessica Hernandez, Attorney Development Manager at Morrison & Foerster
Seena Mortazavi, Chronus
Catherine Petrecca, Oregon State Bar Association
Ryann Peyton, Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Mentoring Metrics: What Should Mentoring be Measuring and How?
Lisa Kirby, Director Research and Knowledge Sharing, Diversity Lab
Tammy Patterson, Executive Director, NALP Foundation

11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions

12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Buffet Lunch & PED Talks
Alexandre Pereira, Eduardo Seije, Brazil Mentoring Program
Tommy Preston, ABA Young Lawyers Division Men of Color Initiative

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Mentoring for Diversity & Inclusiveness
Ida Abbott, Ida Abbott Consulting
Kori Carew, Shook Hardy & Bacon
Mark Palmer, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Mentoring & Wellness
Kevin Chandler, Director, Legal Professionals Program, The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Minneapolis, MN
R. Michael Ethridge, Ethridge Law Firm, Charleston, SC
Tracy Kepler, Executive Director, American Bar Association Center on Professional Responsibility

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions (Topic Related)

6:30 p.m. Reception, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Meridian Building

Saturday, April 14

8:30 a.m. Coffee

9:00 – 9:20 a.m. Perspectives on Mentoring
Joseph Anderson, Senior District Judge of South Carolina
William Koch, Jr., Dean, Nashville Law School, Vice President of the American Inns of Court. Former Justice Tennessee Supreme Court

9:20 – 10:30 a.m. Law Firm Mentoring Programs/Best Practices
Alida Barletta, Goodwin Procter LLP
Rachel Keen, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
Morgan Smith, Dykema Gossett PLLC

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Best Practices: Building Sustainable Programs for Law Schools, State Bar Associations, and Court Programs
Ana LaNasa Selvidge, Washington State Bar Association
Megan West Sherron, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Michelle West, Georgia State Bar Transition into Law Practice

11:30 – 12:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions (By Affiliation)
Law Firm, Law School, State Bar and Court Programs

12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Box Lunch & Conference Summary