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Our mentoring program helps newer lawyers who are eager to engage with the Washington, DC pro bono & public-interest community and are seeking assistance with career growth.

Mentees are matched with experienced lawyers from non-profits, government agencies, and law firms. Mentees should be in the first three years of their practice while mentors will have five or more years of practice experience. Mentors and mentees connect at least once a month throughout the program year.

We host opportunities designed to help you meet other public-interest-minded lawyers, develop professionally, and set and achieve your career goals. We also bring this year’s mentees together with mentors and mentees who were involved in the program in previous years through our member events and volunteer opportunities.

Applications are now open!

Mentees, please fill out the  2024-2025 Mentee Application.  Mentees must be members of Washington Council of Lawyers by the time of their application submission and have graduated law school by December 2024. Mentees generally have 0-3 years of legal experience. All mentees  are expected to attend our Program Kickoff in September, a Speed Mentoring event in November, and the program-end event in May 2025.

Mentors, please fill out the 2024-2025 Mentor Interest Form.  As a mentor, you will be expected to connect with your mentee at least once a month from September 2024 to May 2025. This contact can be at a Mentoring Program event, or an in-person meeting, via video chat, phone, or email. All mentors are expected to attend our Program Kickoff in September, a Speed Mentoring event in November, and the program-end event in May 2025.

Questions? Contact our Mentoring Program co-chairs at mentoring@wclawyers.org.

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