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Modernizing Mentoring: Maintaining Relationships and Meeting Change with Virtual Opportunities

Mentoring relationships are critical to the practice of law.

Mentors can provide context for decision-making through an experienced lens that newer attorneys lack. Mentors can also offer alternative perspectives and ideas on how to meet career challenges. Whether the mentor is a veteran of the courtroom, a Millennial plugged in to societal change or an attorney bringing knowledge of a previous career or industry, everyone has value. The trick today is how to build skills, offer advice and add value in a virtual environment without losing the personal connections that make mentoring rewarding for everyone involved.  

COURSE overview

The course is presented in four main sections:
  • Section I: The Meaning of Mentoring
  • Section II: Impact of Society
  • Section III: Lessons from the Pandemic
  • Section IV: Challenges and Changes
Video presentations contain links to additional information on the Resources tab. Once you have gone through the videos, you'll complete a Knowledge Check and an evaluation. A certificate can then be issued for attorneys wishing to self-report for CLE credit (this program should be valid for 1 general CLE credit in most jurisdictions).  

This program is based on a joint Inn meeting of the James S. Bowman American Inn of Court (Harrisburg, PA) and the Justice Sonia Sotomayor American Inn of Court (Denver, CO). Thank you for your interest in and continued evolution of mentoring through your Inns!


Members/Alumni: $30
Non-members: $45 

continuing legal education

This program is designed to be eligible for 1 general CLE hour.
  • It has been approved in Pennsylvania.
  • It has been approved in Tennessee.
  • It has been approved in Colorado; please email for more information. 
  • It has been approved in Louisiana.
  • It is being reviewed for approval in Texas.
  • Florida attorneys can self-report.
  • See the CLE related course element below for specifics on other jurisdictions or check your state bar's website for instructions on attorney self-reporting.
If you have any questions, please contact us.