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Our mentoring program helps new lawyers who are eager to learn about the Washington, DC public-interest community. The program is run by former mentees—they appreciate the importance of good mentors and they use their experience to make sure that each year’s program is better than the last.

Mentees are matched with experienced lawyers from public interest organizations, government agencies, and law firms. Mentors and mentees meet as a pair throughout the year.

We also host panel discussions, speed mentoring, and lunch programs, covering topics such as the local public-interest community, setting short-term and long-term career goals, and dealing with personality clashes in the office. And we put together a few social events to keep former mentors and mentees involved in the program.

The application period for our 2017-2018 mentoring program has now closed.

Below is the planned schedule of events for the 2016–17 Mentoring Program:

  • War Stories from the Young Lawyer Trenches (October – lunch)
  • Speed Mentoring: Gotta Meet ‘Em All! (November – evening)
  • Holiday Volunteer Opportunity (December – morning)
  • Trivia night (January – evening)
  • Setting Short-Term and Long-Term Career Goals (February – lunch)
  • Tips from the Top: Advice from the Wise (March – lunch)
  • End-of-Year Finale (May – evening)

Questions? Contact Mentoring Program co-chairs Jennie Netburn and Gharrett Favinger at mentoring@wclawyers.org.