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Our mentoring program helps new lawyer members who are eager to learn about the Washington, DC public-interest community.

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

We also host panel discussions, speed mentoring, and lunch programs designed to help you meet other public-interest minded lawyers, develop professionally, and set and achieve your career goals. We also put together a few social events and volunteer opportunities to bring this year’s mentees together with mentors and mentees who were involved in the program in previous years.

Applications for 2020-2021 program are now being accepted until Thursday, September 10, 2020. Those interested in being mentees should either be a current law student who will graduate by December 2020 or have 0-3 years of experience in the practice of law. Interested mentors should have 5 or more years of experience practicing law. Please click on the appropriate link below to complete and submit your interest form.

I would like to be a Mentor.

I would like to be a Mentee.

Note: Washington Council of Lawyers membership is required for mentees to be accepted into the program. Join today so you don’t miss out!

Our expected schedule of events for 2020-2021 is:

  • September 29, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET – Fall Kickoff
  • October 2020 – War Stories from the Young Lawyer Trenches
  • November 2020 – Speed Mentoring
  • December 2020 – Volunteer Opportunity
  • January 2021 – Tips from the Top: Advice from the Wise
  • February 2021 – Managing Student Debt
  • March 2021 – Take a Break Coffee Break or Tea Time
  • April 2021 – Work Hard, Brunch Harder!
  • May 2021 – Year-End Finale

All events are currently virtual events. Because, in these times, flexibility is key, the schedule is subject to modification as the world around us changes. We will meet in person when we are safely able to do so.

Questions? Contact Mentoring Program co-chairs Raziya Brumfield and Stephon Woods at mentoring@wclawyers.org.