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AABANY 2018 Mentorship Program

Welcome to AABANY’s 2017-2018 Mentorship Program!

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.

Our Mentorship Program is different from other programs by focusing on not only practice areas but also personal interests and hobbies when matching mentors and mentees. By doing so, we hope to facilitate long-lasting relationships that are compatible personally as well as professionally. Because of the program's popularity, we will be giving priority to those mentee applicants who are AABANY members. As such, if you would like to participate as a mentee, please ensure that you are an AABANY member when applying.

If you are a past participant, please feel free to sign up for a new mentee or mentor. However, we encourage you to maintain your current relationship with your mentee or mentor.

Applications for mentors and mentees for the 2018 Mentorship Program will open on November 10, 2017. Please check the top of this page for links to the application forms. The deadline for both mentor and mentee applications will be December 11, 2017.

Mentor-mentee matches will be sent out via email on January 10, 2018. The 2018 Mentorship Program’s Official Kick-Off event will be on January 17, 2018-- more details to follow. Please make an effort to attend this event.

Questions? Please direct them to Shruti Chopra, Coordinator of the Mentorship Program, at [email protected].

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

Potential mentors, if you would prefer to send your resume or on-line profile (e.g., LinkedIn), please email Shruti Chopra, at [email protected].

Thank you for your participation in the AABANY 2017-2018 Mentorship Program.