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AABANY 2016-2017 Mentorship Program


Welcome to AABANY’s 2016-2017 Mentorship Program!

The 2016-2017 Mentorship Program matches have been communicated. 

AABANY’s Mentorship Program provides support, advice, and networking opportunities to aid both mentors and mentees in their professional and personal development. Each mentee is matched to a mentor who will serve as a teacher, role model, and resource to the mentee. By way of one-to-one relationships and Mentorship Program events held throughout the year, the program will provide the structure to advance professional growth and networking skills of both mentors and mentees. Mentors and mentees will be AABANY members and may come from any level of experience and practice area.

Please stay tuned for updates to our Calendar of Events. 

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Mentorship Program Coordinators Edward Kang at and David Sohn at

AABANY gratefully thanks Harry Valetk and Baker & McKenzie, LLP for its generous support as exclusive sponsor of the 2016-2017 Mentorship Program.


Mentee Responsibilities and Expectations

By participating in this program, the mentee agrees to:

  • Initiate contact with the mentor
  • Meet with the mentor face-to-face a few times within the course of the year
  • Follow-up with the mentor by email/phone and keep the mentor informed of progress/difficulties
  • Inform the mentor of any interest in a legal practice area
  • Take ownership for his or her own mentoring process and career development
  • Be willing to learn and take feedback from the mentor
  • Be open to the mentor’s suggestions and make a good effort at implementing them
  • Be appreciative of the mentor’s time and support by being punctual, courteous and responsive
Mentor Responsibilities and Expectations

By participating in this program, the mentor agrees to:

  • Meet with the mentee face-to-face a few times within the course of the year
  • Follow up with mentee
  • Acquaint the mentee with his or her law practice
  • Provide support, advice and constructive criticism to build the mentee’s skills and confidence
  • Establish ground rules with the mentee, e.g., best methods of contact
  • Encourage the mentee to contact him or her with any questions or concerns
  • Introduce or make the mentee aware of resources, opportunities and other attorneys that would help the mentee with his or her career development


Thank you for your participation in the AABANY 2016-2017 Mentorship Program.