We are trying to find out the extent mentoring had an impact, or is having an impact on your careers. In thinking of ways to promote professionalism, ethical behavior and a sense of community among attorneys, we are of the opinion that the profession could use more mentoring.
Even though many large firms have formal mentoring programs, have they worked for you? And if you are a young attorney in a small or mid-sized firm are you getting mentored at all? If you work outside of private practice, in government or public interest, are you given any mentoring?
Wouldn't it be great to have a system where you can turn to someone that is not directly affiliate with your job to talk? (knowing full well that you can't talk to your mentor directly - in most cases - if he or she is the one you have a professionalism gripe about) Or do you think that all is well in the land of lawyers and the last thing you would want is to talk to another one?
And of course, if your career was assisted somehow by a mentor we would like to hear about that too.
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