Our Work

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.

Applications to join the Mentoring Program for 2018-2019 will be sent via email in August. Only WCL Members can participate as mentees in the Mentoring Program. Join now so you don’t miss out!

Questions? Contact Mentoring Program co-chairs Andrew Kirtley and Angela Tingler at