Friday, November 11, 2011
1/2 Mentored 1/2 Not
Our last poll surveyed NYCLA members to find out if they had a mentor who assisted them in their legal career. The results were curious: 50% of respondents were lucky enough to have mentors guide their careers, while 50% were not so lucky and wished that they did have a mentor.
Beyond the scarcity of mentoring, the poll doesn't say much. It would be interesting to hear from both groups to compare where they are in their careers and development. Success is subjective. I would be curious to know how those with mentors view their success in terms of the mentoring they received. Likewise, I would like to hear from those who wish they had mentors to know how they feel they would have advanced if mentored.
At least we hope to raise the statistics with NYCLA's mentoring program, now in its third year!