AZBar Mentor Connection

Thank you for your interest in the AZBar Mentor Connection program from the State Bar of Arizona. The practice of law can be challenging whether you are a new or experienced lawyer. Our mentor program was developed to provide assistance, support and insight into the practice of law.

We have two mentor programs available: One-to-One Mentoring which is a structured long-term mentoring program and Lawyer Down the Hall which provides short term support. You will find additional information for these programs below.

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One-to-One Mentoring

Program Guidelines:
A traditional, structured program that provides training and includes a curriculum.
A one-year commitment and there is an opportunity to earn CLE.

Who can Participate:
Mentees: New lawyers with 3 years or less experience.
Mentor: Lawyers with more than 5 years of experience.

Lawyer Down the Hall

Program Guidelines:
A short-term mentoring connection where experienced attorneys are paired with attorneys of any experience level who need assistance on a specific issue.
Provide career guidance, professionalism resources or networking opportunities. 
Communicate via telephone, email or video conference.

Because of COVID-19 and social distancing orders, in person meetings are discouraged at this time.

Mentors or mentees who are interested should complete the online application. Once you are approved, you will be matched with a mentor or mentee who best fits.

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If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Kendra Owens-Johnson
Mentor Program Director
Ph. 602.340.7290
E. Kendra.Owens-Johnson@staff.azbar.org

Julli Castaneda
Mentor, Diversity and Inclusion Administrative Assistant
Ph. 602.340.7365
E. Julli.Castaneda@staff.azbar.org