Resources for Volunteer Legal Mentors


Mentorship from a more experienced colleague has the potential to strengthen legal skills, increase knowledge, reduce barriers, and expand the network of professional colleagues. 

Go from being a good mentor to a great mentor:

  • Be clear about what you are willing and able to provide to your mentee. 
  • Identify your mentee's goals and help develop a plan for helping her or him reach those goals. 
  • Create a dialogue and encourage open discussion. 
  • Introduce your mentee to bar activities, colleagues, community organizations and other networks. 
  • Be a good role model, including reminding mentees to form questions into hypotheticals to protect client information (RPC 1.6). 

(Some tips above have been adapted from the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program. Visit the CAMP Mentoring Tips Tool Box for other helpful tips.)

Sign up to Become a Mentor

Join your colleagues and become a mentor today! WSBA MentorLink offers resources to connect you to mentees and mentorship programs.

ALPS Match

Attorney Match

Connect with colleagues one-on-one using the Mentorship & networking database provided by ALPS.

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Mentorship Library

Links to articles, tools, videos and curricula.

WA State Counties

Find a Mentorship Program

View mentorship programs listed by region, practice area or type, or other affiliation.

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MCLE Credit for Mentorship

Find out how your participation as a mentor or mentee can earn you MCLE credit.

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Mentorship Curriculum

Resources to enhance your mentoring experience

Attorney Match

Connect with colleagues one-on-one using the Mentorship & networking database provided by ALPS.

MentorLink Mixers

Learn about how MentorLink Mixers bring together potential mentees and mentors with similar interests

Questions?

Contact: mentorlink@wsba.org