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:

PALS Call for Attorney Mentors

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Due to the Overwhelming Student Demand

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:

                                                  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 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]  



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].