2010 Conference – Best Practices in Building Sustainable Mentoring Programs

The National Legal Mentoring Consortium’s Best Practices in Building Sustainable Mentoring Programs conference was held in April 2010, and was sponsored by the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism in Columbia, South Carolina.

Keynote Address: Stephen N. Zack, Esquire, President-Elect of the American Bar Association “The Benefits of Mentoring to the Profession – Firms, Law Schools, and Bars.”

Melvin F. Wright, Executive Director, North Carolina Commission of Professionalism and Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism

David E. Dukes, Managing Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough “Building Sustainable Programs – Keys to Institutionalizing Mentoring Programs.”

Ida Abbott, Esquire, Ida Abbott Consulting

“What We Can Learn from Law Firm Mentoring Programs – What Works, What Doesn’t,” Heather Mallard, Esquire, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

Christopher P. Gramling, Esquire, Shook Hardy & Bacon, “From Advancement and Promotion: SHB’s Mentoring Task Force: A Critical Component to Attorney Success.”

Douglas G. Ashworth, Esquire “Getting the Basics Right – Best Practices in Recruiting, Selecting, and Training Mentors.”

The Honorable Douglas Lang

Rodney G. Snow, Esquire

The Honorable Eugene Verin

“A Primer on Assessing and Evaluating Mentoring Programs Using Social Sciences Methodology,” Dr. Verna Monson, St. Thomas School of Law

“Special Challenges in Working with the Millennial Generation – What You Should Know About Today’s New Lawyer,” Professor Susan Daicoff, Florida Coastal School of Law

“Thinking about the Future – Integrating Mentoring into the Lawyer Professional Development Continuum,” Amy Timmer, Associate Dean of Students and Professionalism Professor, Thomas Cooley School of Law

Cheryl Niro, Esquire, Robinson & Niro

Robert M. Wilcox, Associate Dean for Academics, USC School of Law