|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||✓ active and in good standing on the IL ARDC Master Roll|
|✓ practicing or intending to practice law in IL||✓ never suspended or disbarred in any jurisdiction|
In collaboration with sponsoring organizations, we make every effort to ensure that lawyers in their first five years of practice are matched with mentors. Lawyers meeting the mentee or mentor qualifications may take part in a sponsoring organization’s open enrollment program or in-house mentoring program.
Attorneys may register for a mentoring program of a sponsoring organization with open enrollment by submitting their mentee or mentor registration. Attorneys in an approved mentoring program with an employer sponsoring the program in-house do not submit this registration. However, both open enrollment and in-house program participants do complete the mentoring agreement.
First, check-out the sponsoring organization list and choose the organization that you want as your mentoring program sponsor. Second, click on the mentee or mentor registration link 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 attorneys, in open enrollment and in-house programs, complete this form.