Register Now for the Speed Mentoring Event

Location & Date
UNH School of Law
2 White Street
Concord, NH
Oct 14, 2014
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The NHWBA has partnered with the Webster-Batchelder and Gajarsa American Inns of Court, the University of New Hampshire School of Law, and the New Hampshire Bar Association to present a free comprehensive two-part program on mentoring to promote professionalism and excellence in the practice of law.

Session I: Mentor Training - Open to all members of the NHWBA, Webster-Batchelder and Gajarsa Inns of Court and NHBA Mentors

When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Sign-in opens at 5:00 p.m.

Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be provided.

Do you remember what it was like starting out as an attorney, whether hanging a shingle, or learning to navigate practice at a firm? Do you wish you would have had someone to turn to for those sticky questions and judgment calls? Were you lucky enough that you did? Topics addressed in this session will include:

- The importance of mentoring to the legal profession

- Common ethical issues faced by less experienced practitioners

- Practical Tips and Skills for Effective Mentoring

The program will be submitted for 1.5 hours of CLE credits (.5 ethics), and will be followed by a social. During the social, participants will have the opportunity to sign up for Session II, and indicate their preferences, if any, regarding mentoring topics they'd like to discuss with UNH law students.

Session II: Speed Mentoring

When: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Time: 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. for 1Ls

Sign-in opens at 4:15 p.m.

6:15 - 7:30 p.m. for 2Ls and 3Ls

Sign-in opens at 6:00 p.m.

Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be provided.

Session II is ONLY open to attorneys who completed Session I.

In a concept similar to Speed Dating, attorneys will be assigned tables by mentoring topic and groups of law students will rotate between the tables at the sound of a bell. Participating attorneys will be asked to be prepared to field student questions on particular mentoring topics, such as achieving academic success and making the most out of law school, finding and developing a practice area, work/life balance, getting and keeping clients, spotting conflicts of interests, etc.