The Idaho State Bar has developed a mentoring program to assist new lawyers in the transition from law school to a successful law practice. The program will pair a new lawyer with an experienced lawyer in their local community. The experienced lawyer mentors have agreed to respond to general questions from the new lawyers and to give suggestions and offer guidance where appropriate about the practical aspects of practicing law.
The mentor serves as a valuable resource for practical advice, professional contacts, and support to guide new lawyers as they begin their legal careers. We ask that the mentor make the initial contact with the new lawyer. After that contact, the pair can agree upon the best method for communicating and the frequency of communication desired. It is recommended that the pair communicate at least monthly for a one-year period.
If you are interested in participating as mentor, or if you have further questions about the program or filling out the Mentor Program Application, please contact Teresa Baker by email or at (208) 334-4500 for more information.