Each mentoring pair will determine whether they prefer to follow a formal, structured mentoring curriculum or take an unstructured, informal mentoring approach.
For those mentoring pairs seeking to utilize a mentoring plan to structure and facilitate their mentoring relationship, CAMP has created a number of model mentoring plans for review and implementation. CAMP recognizes that mentoring is necessary not just for the newly admitted attorney. Instead, we believe that attorneys can take advantage of mentoring at various times during their careers. Model mentoring plans fall into any of the following categories:
- Newly Admitted Attorneys (Lawyers in their first three years of practice)
- Attorneys New to Colorado
- Attorneys Changing Practice Areas
- Attorneys Entering Public Service/Government Positions
- Attorneys Hanging Out Their Own Shingle
- Attorneys Raising or Caring for Families
- Women Lawyers (Colorado Women’s Bar Association Mentoring Curriculum)
- Attorneys Seeking Trial Practice Skills
- Transactional Attorneys
Each mentoring track can be modified by the mentoring pair to fit the specific needs of the mentee. However, to qualify for CLE credit, each track must cover certain subject areas including:
- Initial Planning Meeting
- Personal and Professional Development, including work-life balance, inclusiveness & diversity, and wellness
- The Colorado Bar and Legal Community
- History and Importance of the Legal Profession
- Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct, Professionalism, and Civility
- Practical Practice Area Experience
- Law Office Management and In-Office Procedures
- Working With Clients
- Pro Bono & Civic Involvement
Each mentoring pair will determine how to structure their relationship and how long they will work together as mentor and mentee. Generally, we ask that mentors be prepared to commit to working with their mentee for one year. Afterwards, both of you may mutually choose to maintain a relationship; but for purposes of the program, the mentoring relationship ends at a determined date.
CLE credit is available to mentors who work formally with their mentee for periods of six months or twelve months.
For more information on CLE credit availability click here.