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Linking Lawyers - A Mentoring Initiative

The Mecklenburg County Bar (MCB) Linking Lawyers mentoring initiative is seeking mentors and mentees for the 2014-15 year. Paired mentors and mentees will gather in mid-November at the new Bar & Foundation Center for the annual kickoff.

 

Since 2010, Linking Lawyers has been a flexible avenue through which a range of attorneys network, provide and receive guidance on issues of professional conduct and career perspective and gain insight into diverse areas of the law though mentorship. This year, the program is exploring a cluster (group) mentoring option in an effort to meet the evolving mentorship needs of our growing Bar. The program is an endeavor of the MCB’s Professionalism, Lawyer Life and Culture Committee and operates under the leadership of David M. Bishop.

If you are interested in participating in the Linking Lawyers 2014-15 class as a mentee or a mentor, please complete the online application at http://www.meckbar.org/. You may contact the Linking Lawyers chair, David Bishop at dbishop@bdj-law.com or MCB Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator Amina DeBurst at adeburst@meckbar.org or 704/375-8624 for more information.

 

Interested in ACQUIRING a mentor?

We encourage you to take a moment to complete the Linking Lawyers Mentee Interest Form online.  You will be matched with a mentor based on the preferences you select. In order to ensure an experience that is most beneficial for both you and your mentor, please be candid in detailing what you expect from your mentoring experience and the amount of time that you are prepared to devote to this program.

 

Interested in BEING a mentor?

An ideal mentor will have been in practice for at least 5 years.  As a mentor you may provide your assigned mentee with an opportunity to acquire professional values, practical skills and judgment necessary to practice law with integrity and in a competent manner.We encourage you to take a moment to complete the Linking Lawyers Mentor Interest Form online.  

 

 

 

If you prefer, you may download the mentee interest form  or download the mentor interest form and return via mail.


 

 

 
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Upcoming MCB Events
 

2-5-15 Lawyers' Luncheon Series - Getting Lost in Our Own Lives: A Presentation by the North Carolina Lawyers Assistance Program
Join your colleagues at a regular monthly luncheon to eat, socialize and hear a high-impact presentation from NCLAP, including a oppotunity for one hour CLE credit. 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. at the Bar & Foundation Center.

2-7-15 Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession Conference
This annual one-day conference engages minority students in a discussion about the legal profession and law-related careers. Featuring Joe Pierce, Charlotte Hornets General Counsel.

2-25-15 Reception in Honor of Sarah Parker, Chief Justice, Retired
The MCB invites you to a reception in honor of and to celebrate Sarah Parker, Chief Justice, Retired, Supreme Court of NC.

 

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