In February of 2013, the Colorado Supreme Court established the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (“CAMP”). CAMP helps newly admitted attorneys acquire legal competence and develop an ethical and professional “identity” by pairing them in mentoring relationships with experienced Colorado attorneys. Over the past year, CAMP has promoted these mentoring relationships through formal and informal programs facilitated through local bar associations, Inns of Court, private law firms, public law offices, and other legal organizations throughout Colorado. As the new Chief Justice, I encourage all newly admitted attorneys who are looking for a mentor, and all experienced attorneys who want to act as mentors, to get involved with CAMP. All of the participants in the Colorado legal system, especially the parties and clients, benefit from this wonderful resource for increasing competence and the professionalism of the state’s attorneys. – Honorable Nancy E. Rice, Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice
The American Inns of Court is an association of lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals from all levels and backgrounds who share a passion for professional excellence. Through regular meetings, members are able to build and strengthen professional relationships; discuss fundamental concerns about professionalism and pressing legal issues of the day; share experiences and advice; exhort the utmost passion and dedication for the law; provide mentoring opportunities; and advance the highest levels of integrity, ethics, and civility. The Bencher is the flagship publication of the American Inns of Court. CAMP has been granted permission to share this publication with it’s mentors and mentees. Click here to view recent articles published in The Bencher.
fessionalism is conduct reflecting the values embodied in the Colorado Attorney Oath of Admission, the Colorado Principles of Professionalism, and the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct. These values require attorneys always to act competently, civilly, and with integrity and to commit themselves to the public good and to furthering the interests of justice. - Adopted by the CBA/DBA Professionalism Coordinating Council 3/11/15