The EDNY ADR Department Develops the Pilot EDNY Mediator Incubator, a Mediation Mentorship Program

The EDNY ADR Department has developed the Pilot EDNY Mediator Incubator, a mediation mentorship program designed to offer practical experience to junior attorneys (less than 15 years of experience) with a substantiated interest in mediating federal cases, but who have little experience as a mediator. To be eligible to apply, applicants must be admitted to practice in the Eastern District of New York. Applicants are also required to be admitted to the Bar of the State of New York for at least five (5) years and must have completed a total of twenty-four (24) hours of mediation training. The required twenty-four (24) hours of mediation training may be the result of attendance at several distinct programs, or at one twenty-four (24) hour training.

After admission to the program, incubator candidates will be required to attend an initial training and orientation session, observe a minimum of three (3) EDNY mediations, and co-mediate at least three (3) EDNY mediations with an experienced EDNY Mediation Panelist. Any observations or co-mediations done through the EDNY Mediator Incubator will be done on a pro bono basis. Each incubator candidate will be matched with an experienced mentor. After successful completion of the EDNY Mediator Incubator, candidates will be eligible for, but not guaranteed, admission to the EDNY Mediation Panel. Applicants must complete the enclosed application and submit one letter of reference from a person who has direct knowledge of the applicant’s interest in and experience with mediation, and one letter of reference from a person who has direct knowledge of the applicant’s legal knowledge and areas of expertise. Applicants will be assessed based on their experience with mediation, including mediation advocacy and active participation in mediation and dispute resolution organizations and associations. Availability and commitment to the program will also be taken into consideration.

Here is a link to the application:  img.nyed.uscourts.gov/files/forms/Mediator Incubator Application and Instructions.pdf

APPLY TO BE A NAPALSA MENTOR!

Apply to be a NAPALSA Mentor!

NAPALSA is looking for NAPABA members to serve as mentors for NAPALSA’s new Mentorship Program. The NAPALSA and NAPABA communities brim with passionate, generous, and tenacious individuals. This year, NAPALSA will be selecting and pairing a small group of NAPABA and NAPALSA members together to participate in a nationwide mentorship program that highlights NAPALSA students’ ambition for greatness and NAPABA members’ wisdom and goodwill.

As a mentor, you will guide current students as they develop crucial networking skills, plan their career, and navigate the legal world. Mentees will be expected to contact their mentor(s) at least two times before the NAPABA Convention, but are encouraged to reach out more frequently. As such, mentors will be expected to be accessible and receptive to the student. All mentorship pairs will be expected to attend a the Mentorship Gathering during the NAPABA Convention.

To be considered as a mentor, please fill out an application form here. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 5, 2017, at 7 p.m. EDT.

For more information about this mentorship program, please contact president.napalsa@gmail.com.

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association | 1612 K St. NW, Suite 510 | Washington, D.C. 20006 | www.napaba.org

2016-2017 Mentor Questionnaire

2016-2017 Mentor Questionnaire

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On July 10, the AABANY Membership Committee, the Young Lawyer’s Committee, the Student Outreach Committee, the Pro Bono Committee, the Real Estate Committee, and the AABANY Mentorship Program welcomed lawyers, law students, prospective lawyers, and AABANY members and non-members to a summer “Get to Know AABANY Happy Hour” at the Rubin Museum of Art’s K2 Lounge. Membership Secretary Irene Tan and Mentorship Program Coordinator David Sohn were on hand to meet and greet all attendees and spread the word about the amazing work of AABANY. Hor d’oeuvres were served and attendees were invited to a 2-for-1 special cash bar. Attendees networked over drinks and good company. 

To learn more about the various committees of AABANY, please visit our website. Applications for the 2015-2016 AABANY Mentorship Program are now available online at: http://www.aabany.org/?page=542.

Special recognition to the volunteers at the event: AABANY Intern Christopher Arcitio, Boston University Law Student Judy Lu, and Fordham Law Student Kyung Joon Shin. 

Write-up by Chris Arcitio.