Section Mentoring Program

Mission Statement

The New York State Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section (“L&E”) has a long history of mentoring lawyers new to the profession.  In an effort to institutionalize and expand these efforts, L&E has established a Section-wide mentoring program for junior attorneys interested in a career in the field of labor and employment law by introducing them to the Section and by increasing their exposure to seasoned labor and employment lawyers in the L&E Section.

The focus of the L&E Section’s mentoring program is to nurture lawyers new to the profession by matching junior lawyers with seasoned L&E practitioners who are also leaders in the Section.  Mentors have agreed to commit their time and energies to coach and counsel mentees on Section membership and the practice of law in our area.  Among the goals of the program are:

  • To introduce the new lawyers to the leaders of New York’s labor and employment law bar;
  • To help promote collegiality among and between labor and employment law practitioners in New York and to help bridge the generational divide;
  • To help introduce and integrate new lawyers more easily into our Section and its activities ;
  • To foster and develop the mentee’s practical skills and professional judgment;
  • To help promote diversity in the Section; and
  • To continue and promote the highest ideals of our Section and of the labor and employment law bar in New York.

Mentoring Program Guidelines (pdf)

Mentoring Program Full Brochure (pdf)

Mentor Application (pdf)

Mentee Application (pdf)

Current Mentors and Mentees please fill out this survey and return it to Cathy Teeter.