Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program

The Commission on Professionalism has authorized participants in the May 2022 mentoring group to complete their meetings requirement by video conference.

Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring links experienced attorneys with new lawyers who have recently been admitted to the practice of law. Mentoring is a one-on-one relationship designed to assist new lawyers as they begin their legal careers. Mentors and new lawyers meet in person six times during the course of a year to discuss topics and engage in activities they select from a mentoring plan. Upon completion of the program, mentors receive CLE credit and new lawyers receive required new lawyer training credit, depending on their registration status. By fostering positive mentoring relationships, Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring seeks to elevate the competence, professionalism, and success of Ohio lawyers.

National Legal Mentoring Conference
The Commission and the National Legal Mentoring Consortium co-sponsored a national legal mentoring conference on May 1-3, 2014. Conference events were held at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center and the Sheraton at Capitol Square in Columbus, Ohio. Entitled “Mentoring in Our Evolving Profession,” this event brought together attendees from more than 25 different states for a discussion on the importance of mentoring in our rapidly changing legal profession and how to promote, establish, and support successful mentoring experiences.

Download Conference Materials

View Conference Video

Program Brochure

  • Submit your mentoring application electronically online
    (For new lawyers seeking mentors and experienced lawyers who would like to be mentors)
  • Create, review, or modify your mentoring plan and acknowledge your mentoring agreement
  • Submit Certificate of Satisfactory Completion
  • Update information
  • Renew commitment to the program (existing mentors)

Submit Mentor Nominations

Mentoring Orientation Manual

Program History & Objective

New Lawyers (New Lawyers to Be)

Experienced Practitioners & Judges

Legal Employers

Finding a Mentor

Implementation Plan and Program Rules


Mentoring Forms & Materials

Pre-Approved Mentor List

Pro Bono Opportunities



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