Alameda County
Bar Association

3 Simple Steps to Being a Great Legal Mentor 

1) Tell your stories

Share anecdotes from your most challenging/heart warming/surprising cases with your mentee. Whether your mentee leaves feeling inspired, or simply with the notion that they’re not the only one, you’ve provided a valuable gift of experience. Remember, there are no right or wrong questions or answers. The Mentorship relationship is an opportunity for the Mentee to learn from the ideas and experiences of the Mentor.

2) Share your network

Do you have a friend or colleague that you’ve worked with that your mentee should meet? Set up the introduction. It takes five minutes, but can provide your mentee with a valuable connection.

3) Sign up

In order to be a great legal mentor you have to BE a mentor! We have a talented group of new lawyers that are eagerly waiting to be matched with a mentor. Are you an ACBA member in good standing and have at least five years of experience? Don’t delay, send in your mentor application now!

Give Back, Be a Mentor to a New Lawyer!

Any member of the ACBA Barristers Section in good standing with the California State Bar may apply to be a mentee. Mentors must have at least 5 years of experience and be in good standing with the ACBA and the California State Bar.

Mentor applications are due May 4, 2015.

If you are interested, please review the Barristers Mentorship Program Guidelines, and return your completed Mentor Application to the Membership Assistant at or by fax at (510) 452-2224.