Check out the mentor and mentee qualifications below. Lawyers meeting these qualifications may take part in a sponsoring organization’s open enrollment program or in-house mentoring program.
|Mentee Qualifications||Mentor Qualifications|
|✓ will complete program within first five years of practice in IL||✓ practiced law for five years or more|
|✓ registered as active on the IL ARDC Master Roll, OR||✓ active and in good standing on the IL ARDC Master Roll|
|sat for the Illinois Bar Exam, OR||✓ never suspended or disbarred in any jurisdiction|
|submitted a Rule 705 admissions application|
Attorneys may register for a mentoring program of a sponsoring organization with open enrollment by submitting their mentee or mentor registration below. In collaboration with sponsoring organizations, we make every effort to ensure that lawyers in their first five years of practice are matched with mentors.
NOTE: Attorneys in an approved mentoring program with an employer sponsoring the program in-house (law firms, corporate law departments, governmental entities) do not submit this registration. Nevertheless, all participants, from both open enrollment and in-house programs, complete the mentoring agreement.
STEP 1: Check out the sponsoring organization list and choose the organization that you want as your mentoring program sponsor.
STEP 2: Next, click on the mentee or mentor registration link below and complete the form. Upon submission, a copy of your registration will be delivered via email to the sponsoring organization.
At the start of the mentoring term, the mentee and mentor are required to submit this Mentoring Agreement which defines the parameters of the mentoring relationship. All participating attorneys in the Mentoring Program must complete this form.