2016-2017 Mentor Questionnaire

2016-2017 Mentor Questionnaire

PALS Mentoring Program: Open Enrollment Until March 8

The second enrollment period for law students seeking Attorney Mentors is now OPEN, APPLY TODAY! This open enrollment period will conclude on Sunday, March 8th

APPLICATION MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

Students must currently attend one of the thirteen New York City metropolitan area law schools, that PALS serves:

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Columbia University School of Law
  • CUNY School of Law
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • New York Law School
  • New York University School of Law
  • Pace University School of Law
  • Rutgers University School of Law (Newark)
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • St. John’s University School of Law and
  • Touro CollegeJacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Students must be a 1L or 2L Law Student of Color:

  • However, we would like to continue to encourage 3rd year law students to attend PALS panels, workshops and networking receptions to also meet attorneys and develop mentoring relationships.

Students must submit a brief essay of 250-500 words addressing the following topic:

  • As a law student of color what do you hope to gain by participating in the PALS Mentoring Program and the PALS Community? Please explain why it is important for you to pay this forward when you become a practicing attorney.

Completed mentee applications will be matched with mentors in the order in which they are received after the conclusion of the open enrollment period.

Students matched through the program will be required to review the PALS MentoringManual and sign a participation agreement with their mentor.

Click Here To Apply!

If you have any questions or concerns about the PALS Mentoring Program, please contact PALS at [email protected].

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PALS Mission Statement:

PALS is dedicated to enhancing the skills and careers of minority law students and early career attorneys. PALS does this by offering customized mentoring, educational and professional development opportunities. PALS provides resources to augment the law school and employer training of, respectively, minority law students and beginning lawyers, and will continue to offer its services free of charge.

PALS is a 501©(3) not-for-profit organization

Providing Mentoring, Career and Skills Development for Minorities in the Legal Profession Since 1984

From our friends at PALS: Sign up to be a Mentor today!

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 ATTORNEY MENTORS 

Strengthen the Legal Diversity Pipeline

by Sponsoring a PALS Mentee

 The PALS Mentoring Program

Matches diverse law students with practicing attorneys,

 who serve as professional development resources,

 and has done so for more than 25 years.  

Attorney Mentors Make an Impact

●    Join a community of diversity champion attorneys mentoring the next wave of leaders of color in the legal profession.

●    Be rewarded with your gift of sharing your time and talents with unparalleled networking opportunities. 

●   Positively guide a mentee’s career path, course selection and the road to success!

Become a Mentor Today!

Commit 2-4 hours per month

 to a designated PALS Mentee.

Signup today at: www.palsprogram.org/mentor 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

 ACTION REQUIRED

Attorneys Who Have Previously Created a Profile on the PALS Website:

1.   Email [email protected]  to indicate that you would like to be considered for participation in the mentoring program as a “mentor”.

2.   Utilize Email Subject: “PALS 2013 Mentor”

3.   PALS will respond to your email within 7 business days, indicating a completed mentor profile status.

4.   Please log-in Here to update your profile today!  

Attorneys who have NOT Created an Attorney Profile on the PALS Website:

1.   Visit www.palsprogram.org/mentor and fill in all requested information on the online form.

2.   PALS will respond to your email within 7 business days, indicating a completed mentor profile status.

Current Mentors:

We thank you for your willingness to volunteer as a mentor in the past.  If you would like an additional PALS Mentee, or if you have lost touch with your PALS Mentee and are interested in being assigned a new PALS Mentee, please update your profile and let us know via email at [email protected] .  

Attorneys matched through the program will be required to review the

PALS Mentoring Manual and sign a Participation Agreement with their mentor.  

Please forward this email to colleagues who may be interested in mentoring.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about the PALS Mentoring Program, please contact the Executive Director of PALS, Paula Donaldson at: [email protected]  

NYCLA Mentor for a Day Auction

SAVE THE DATE: TUE SEPT 10, 6:30PM

Whether you are in your first, second or last year of law school, the New York County Lawyers’ Association invites all law students to its annual Law Student Reception and Mentor for a Day Auction.

JOIN US for food, drink, networking and fun AT NO COST TO YOU at the NYCLA Home of Law, 14 Vesey Street NY.  Meet the leaders of one of the most influential county bar associations in the country, and learn about the opportunities and benefits available for law students.

BID YOUR HEART OUT at our super fun and high energy “Mentor for a Day Auction”  for the chance to “shadow” a lawyer or a judge for a day and make a valuable connection.  Get the chance to find yourself deliberating with a judge in chambers or spending a day with an attorney at trial.  "Auction mentors" include a respected jurist, partners in prestigious law firms, and leading government counsel.

* ALL law students who attend will receive $200 off A Kaplan<http://www.kaptest.com/Bar-Exam/Bar-Review-Courses/General-Bar-Review/complete-bar-review-course.html> Bar Review Course

* Raffle prizes include a free Kaplan Bar Review Course, a coaching session with noted networking guru Jaimie Field<http://marketingfield.com/>, and more!

This is an opportunity that no law student should miss!

Register now!  The bidding starts soon:

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NAPABA IHC Mentoring Program

The NAPABA In-House Counsel Committee’s mentoring program is accepting applications for in-house counsel (including attorneys working for the public sector, academic institutions, and non-profits) to participate as a mentee and/or mentor. The program seeks to foster relationships between NAPABA members who are experienced in-house counsel and NAPABA members who are either (i) new to the in-house position and in need of guidance, including advice on professional development, career goals and transitioning into the in-house position, or (ii) experienced in-house practitioners in need of guidance on how to move forward or position themselves to take advantage of future opportunities. Applications are due to Lusanna Ro at [email protected] and David Kahng at [email protected] by February 15, 2013.

Please encourage your IHC members to participate. More information about the program can be found here: http://napaba.org/napaba/showpage.asp?code=In-HouseCounsel.

PALS Call for Attorney Mentors

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Due to the Overwhelming Student Demand
ATTORNEY MENTORS ARE STILL NEEDED

Strengthen the Legal Diversity Pipeline
by Sponsoring a PALS Mentee

 The PALS Mentoring Program

Matches diverse law students with practicing attorneys,
who serve as professional development resources,
and has done so for more than 25 years.  

Attorney Mentors Make an Impact

● Join a community of diversity champion attorneys mentoring the next wave of leaders of color in the legal profession.
● Be rewarded with your gift of sharing your time and talents with unparalleled networking opportunities.
● Positively guide a mentee’s career path, course selection and the road to success!

Become a Mentor Today!
Commit 2-4 hours per month
to a designated PALS Mentee.

                             
Signup today at: www.palsprogram.org/mentor

                                                  MAKE A DIFFERENCE
                                                    ACTION REQUIRED

Attorneys Who Have Previously Created a Profile on the PALS Website:

1.   Email [email protected] to indicate that you would like to be considered for participation in the mentoring program as a “mentor”.
2.   Utilize Email Subject: “PALS 2011-2012 Mentor”
3.   PALS will respond to your email within 7 business days, indicating a completed mentor profile status.
4.   Please log-in Here to update your profile today!  

Attorneys who have NOT Created an Attorney Profile on the PALS Website:
1.   Visit www.palsprogram.org/mentor and fill in all requested information on the online form.
2.   PALS will respond to your email within 7 business days, indicating a completed mentor profile status.

Current Mentors:
We thank you for your willingness to volunteer as a mentor in the past.  If you would like an additional PALS Mentee, or if you have lost touch with your PALS Mentee and are interested in being assigned a new PALS Mentee, please update your profile and let us know via email at  [email protected].  

Attorneys matched through the program will be required to review the

PALS Mentoring Manual and sign a Participation Agreement with their mentor.  

Please forward this email to colleagues who may be interested in mentoring.
If you have any questions or concerns about the PALS Mentoring Program, please contact the Executive Director of PALS, Paula Donaldson at: [email protected]  
 

  

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On Tuesday night, May 2, AABANY held a Mentor-Mentee Happy Hour at Pranna Lounge.  Many current and prospective mentors and mentees met, mingled and caught up over food and drink.  We counted many interesting people in the room, including Roslyn Tom, a partner at Baker & McKenzie who was once the first woman at a Japanese securities firm, Don Liu, General Counsel at Xerox who was an avid disco dancer in his high school days, and Margaret Ling, in-house counsel at First American Title and Chair of AABANY’s Real Estate Committee, who swore in Mick Jagger when she clerked for Hon. Constance Baker Motley.  We were hoping to announce the launch of the 2012 Mentorship program and talk about the current Mentorship program, but the din of the bar made it impossible.  If you would like to learn more about AABANY’s Mentorship Program, contact our Coordinator, Julie Kwon at [email protected]

Get Connected @ AABANY with a Mentor: Aug. 15 Deadline

Last month we announced the launch of the AABANY Mentorship Program.  We have had a strong response from mentees and we need more mentors to sign up, particularly in the following areas: Bankruptcy, Corporate, Commercial Litigation, International, Immigration, Intellectual Property and Real Estate. If you have not signed up yet, please do so today.  Deadline is August 15.  We hope you will take part in this important new initiative from AABANY.  Thanks very much to those who have already signed up.  We plan to introduce the mentors and mentees in person during the cocktail reception at the Fall Conference on September 17.  If you have any questions, contact the Mentorship Program Coordinator, Julie Kwon at [email protected].