Leadership and Mentoring
What is the Leadership Academy?
This year, our mentoring program will be housed within our new Leadership Academy. What that means is that you will have substantive support and guidance as you navigate the intricacies of developing a meaningful mentoring relationship. What we ask from you is a deeper commitment. We understand you are busy and have many responsibilities, but we request that you set aside a little time each month to build relationships and to to build community with your fellow law students. We also ask for your feedback on a continuous basis. Just remember, as with anything in life, you will get out of the program what you decide to put into it. We hope you will join us!
In order to be assigned a mentor, you will have to participate in the Leadership Academy and attend the Mentoring Orientation. We have this requirement to ensure mentors and mentees are supported. We want to make sure mentees are growing throughout the year and are also positively leveraging their new connections.
The program has been carefully designed to make sure we are helping you in the most effective ways. In the workshops, we will explore issues related to leadership, emotional intelligence, business etiquette, and engagement in the Georgia legal community. Dates and program locations will be released soon!
How do I apply?
Applications for the 2019-2020 Leadership Academy and Mentoring Program are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is September 12.
Latino law students from all of Georgia law schools are welcome! Please help us spread the word!
What did I just sign up for?
If chosen to participate, you will be required to attend a Mentoring Orientation workshop and at least 2 GLLF Leadership Academy Programs. This year, the program dates are:
September 25, 2019 – Mentoring Program Orientation
October 22, 2019
January 23, 2020
March 12, 2020 – Networking Event
Programs will take place generally from 6-8:30 p.m.
Upon completion of the Mentoring Orientation, you will be paired with a practicing attorney. Together you will be required to complete the following:
• Be in contact at least once a month (either by email, phone or in-person)
• Meet in person at least four times in the academic year. Out of those four times: 1) One meeting may be a Georgia Hispanic Bar Association or Georgia Latino Law Foundation event; and 1) One meeting must include an activity related to your practice area. i.e. a deposition, court appearance, client meeting, office visit, shadow you for a day, etc.
• Submit feedback reports describing your meetings with your mentor based on the assigned discussion topics.
• Submit an end-of-year evaluation to help us assess the program.
Graduation from the program will be dependent on completion of all requirements.