Welcome to the AADC's Young Lawyers Division!
YLD MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Having a mentor in your corner to give advice (or an extra push) is invaluable to your legal career. It can lead to a more rewarding professional life, expanded network, a new job, and even a better work/life balance. If you're ready to grow your career, this is the program for you!
Being a mentor keeps your finger on the pulse of the profession, re-inspires your own career, grows your network, helps develop leadership and communication skills and is infinitely rewarding. When people think of a mentor they often assume it’s someone who is a veteran in the legal profession, but that's not usually the case. The most effective mentors are people with the most relevant experience (applicable to their mentee), not necessarily the most experienced. Rather than bring 10+ years ahead of their mentee, they may be one or two years ahead in professional and/or personal development areas.
The AADC YLD Mentorship Program is designed to pair mentors and mentees in a "no size fits all" approach by creating mentor/mentee relationships that work for them. For example, a first year associate may be looking for someone who has just a few years under their belt to provide advice from a new associate perspective that applies to our current climate. A 3-5 year attorney may be interested in a mentor who can help them climb the partnership track or determine whether they are pursuing the right career path.
The goal is to connect mentees with mentors to enhance personal and professional career goals. Please click to download a Mentee Application or Mentor Application.
We look forward to receiving your application and helping you connect!
If you would like to discuss the program or have any questions, please email the AADC-YLD Mentorship Program Chair, Maria McKee at email@example.com
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