The CLI-YLD is partnering with the University of Denver Sturm College of Law to develop an attorney mentorship program centered around building circles of diverse and first generation attorneys, and we would love for you to join our initiative! We are looking for both diverse and first generation senior and young attorneys to join. This program will begin in early January and continue throughout the Spring semester.
DU has established student mentorships by pairing 1Ls with 2Ls or 3Ls. We will be expanding upon their program and adding to each pair a young attorney as well as a senior attorney. This will create a mentorship circle, wherein the members can meet either as a group or one-on-one. Thus the younger students will find mentors in their matched senior student, young attorney, and senior attorney. In turn, the senior student will find mentors in the young attorney and senior attorney. Last, the young attorney will act as mentor to the students as well as find a mentor of their own in the senior attorney. Each member will benefit from the group design, which will then facilitate a flexible mentorship environment.
We think it is important for diverse and first generation mentees to have mentors who can share their experiences as to what it is like to participate in the legal field as a diverse or first generation attorney. Ideally, we would like to match our mentees/mentors based on these unique characteristics including their race, LGBTQ, and first generation status. If you are interested, please fill out this survey!
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Membership in CLI's YLD is open without charge to law students and attorneys under 40. Joining the CLI YLD is a rewarding way to meet other young lawyers who also want to make a difference in the community and participate in the leadership of the CLI. We look forward to having your involvement, and will get back to you shortly.