Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program 2020-2021

Mentoring provides a unique opportunity for new lawyers to gain professional guidance and practical knowledge from seasoned attorneys. The Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring program is a year-long program run in conjunction with the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. Sponsored by more than 85 organizations across Illinois, the mentoring prograsm provides a flexible structure for practical learning within the context of the mentoring relationship. Both mentors and mentees earn six Illinois Professional Responsibility CLE credits upon completion.

The application for the 2020-2021 Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program is now open. The program will begin in February 2020.

To qualify as a mentor:

    • Attorneys must have practiced law for five (5) years or more
    • Attorneys must be registered as active and in good standing with the Illinois ARDC
    • Attorneys must have never been suspended or disbarred in any jurisdiction, and have no formal disciplinary complaint pending.

Sign up as a mentor.

To qualify as a mentee:

    • Attorneys must complete the program within the first five years of practice in Illinois.
    • Attorneys must be registered as active with the Illinois ARDC
    • Attorneys must be practicing or intending to practice law in Illinois. 

Sign up as a mentee.

*Interested, qualified mentees will be matched with qualified, seasoned mentors depending on their preference.

Program Requirements:

  • Mentors and mentees must attend a required one-hour online orientation program, at which they will work together to develop a mentoring plan.
  • Mentors and mentees must meet in person a minimum of eight times throughout the one year program period. 

Important Dates: 

  • January 15 – Deadline to apply to participate.
  • February 1 – Notification of mentor/mentee matches

*Participants in the Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program are required to attend a one hour online orientation session.

Questions? Contact the Alumni Association at or 312.906.5240.