Mentorship is a critical part of training new pro bono volunteers and ensuring pro bono clients receive excellent representation. For that reason, Pro Bono Texas developed the Pro Bono Mentor Match to help connect pro bono attorneys who need a mentor with experienced attorneys who are willing to mentor them on a pro bono case. Through mentoring, volunteer attorneys who lack experience in a particular legal area rely on the advice and counsel of more experienced attorneys to ensure competent representation of pro bono clients.
The Pro Bono Mentor Match, a mentor matching portal connecting experienced practitioners with pro bono attorneys looking for guidance, can be found HERE.
Do you have experience working on pro bono cases or do you have experience in a practice area that could be helpful to an attorney on a pro bono case? We need you! Sign up to be a pro bono mentor by completing the form provided below.
Do you know others who would make good pro bono mentors? We need them, too! Even if you don’t think you’d be a good fit for mentoring, we would be so grateful if you would share this oppotunity with your friends and colleagues and ask them to sign up to mentor a pro bono attorney. We need mentors from all over the state and in every practice area, so please encourage your friends and colleagues to sign up!
You get to choose your level of involvement, the tasks you are willing to help with or advise on, and when you are available to communicate.
You can customize your role in the mentoring relationship to ensure it is comfortable for you.
As a bonus, by mentoring an attorney on a pro bono case, you and your mentee are eligible to earn up to 5 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics. Click here for more information.