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Our mentoring program helps new lawyer members 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 2018-2019 has now closed. Applications will be accepted for the 2019-2020 Mentoring Program in August 2019.

Mentor Program Events for 2018-2019:

Welcome Happy Hour & Mentor Match Reveal – October 9, 2018
Speed Mentoring – November 7, 2018
War Stories from the Trenches – December 6, 2018
Short-Term and Long-Term Goals – February 2019
Tips from the Top – March 2019
End-of-Year Celebration – May 2019

Questions? Contact Mentoring Program co-chairs Andrew Kirtley and Angela Tingler at mentoring@wclawyers.org.