Our Work

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.

Our expected schedule of events for 2019-2020 is:

  • October – Mentoring Matches plus Happy Hour
  • November – War Stories from the Young Lawyer Trenches
  • December – Holiday Volunteering
  • January – Trivia Night
  • January – Speed Mentoring
  • February – Setting Short-Term and Long-Term Career Goals
  • March – Tips from the Top: Advice from the Wise
  • April – Work Hard, Brunch Harder!
  • May – Year-End Finale

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 Mentoring Program. You must be a member of Washington Council of Lawyers to participate in the Mentoring Program, and you must submit your application by Friday, September 27.

Mentors Needed! If you have 5 or more years of legal experience and are willing to serve as a mentor, please fill out this brief form, so we can make the right match!

Questions? Contact Mentoring Program co-chairs Raziya Brumfield and Stephon Woods at