Maximizing Your Mentoring Relationship

A large part of every mentoring relationship, whether formal or informal, involves experiencing things together and talking about lawyering. CAMP has compiled a Compendium of Mentoring Activities and Discussion Topics to provide mentors and mentees some ideas to build their relationship. The activities and topics are divided into the following areas: 1) The Practice of Law: An Overview; 2) Ethics in Practice; 3) Professionalism and Civility; 4) Diversity and Inclusion; and 5) Wellness and Work/Life Balance.

To download a PDF copy of the entire Mentoring Resource Guide, please click here.

Additional Mentoring Effectiveness Resources


Abbot I, Being an Effective Mentor, NALP (2006): available in hard copy through CAMP

Abbot I, Learning from Your Mentor, New York Law Journal (2000)

Abbot I, Working with a Mentor, NALP (2006): available in hard copy through CAMP


Bohl JC, Generation X and Y in Law School: Practical Strategies for Teaching the MTV/Google Generation, 54 Loy. L. Rev. 775 (2008)


Campbell AB, Mentoring: An Unmet Challenge,The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 40, No. 7, Page 99, July 2011

Cardona S, Because I Said So, 72 Tex. B.J. 298, April 2009

Ceplecha MS, The Office, Texas Bar Journal, Mentoring, Vol. 76, No. 3, March 2013

Clark S, The Bench and Bar’s Responsibility in the Development of Entry-Level Lawyers, IAALS Online, Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyer’s Informed Opinions, October 2013

Crafted Leadership

Crafted Leadership is a leadership development and training consultancy in CO, UT, and TX. We work with organizations and individuals to train teams in a core set of leadership competencies that engender trust, creativity, productivity and play. All our work is through the lens of conscious leadership.


DCS Strategies, LLC

DCS Strategies provides multi-faceted leadership solutions, assisting organizations in identifying their objectives and planning for long-term success, and focusing on individual professional development.


Epstein E, From Trial Lawyer to Retired Lawyer, Litigation Vol. 39 No. 2 (2013)


Future Image Group

FIG has created an innovative new industry, committed to the importance of face-to- face business communication. FIG works with companies, law firms, and individuals who want to be on the cutting edge of helping the millennial generation appreciate the benefits both personal and professional of cultivating real relationships.We have developed a program designed for the reasonable expectation of professionally transformative gains for individuals and teams alike.

Fogg M, Gabriel R, and Parker M, The Mentoring Relationship, The Colorado Lawyer, Professionalism (October 2013)


Hamilton N, Fostering Professionalism through Mentoring, Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 57 No. 1 (March 2007)

Hoffman M, View From the Bench, Texas Bar Journal, Mentoring, Vol. 76, No. 3, March 2013

Holderman J, Judges Mentoring: Instilling Civility and Professionalism: From Law School to Retirement, The Bencher, Volume March/April 2013


Joesten N, Sponsorship Demystified: What it is, Why it Matters, and How to Grow it, PDC Linkletter (2013)

Johnson R, The Interview, Texas Bar Journal, Mentoring, Vol. 76, No. 3, March 2013

Johnson, W, “The Best Mentors Think Like Michelangelo,” Harvard Business Review, January 28, 2013


Loeb A, DBA Mentoring Program Speech, June 22, 2011

Lopez P, Trial and Error, Texas Bar Journal, Mentoring, Vol. 76, No. 3, March 2013

Lowry JH, Crabs in a Barrel: The Importance of Minority Mentorship, (2013)


Mamounas J, Fire and Ice: An Associates’ View of Partners, Litigation Vol. 39 No. 2 (2013)

McBride B, Transition to Practice: A Mentoring Initiative for Local Bar Associations, Texas Bar Journal, March 2013

McClellan SK, Externships for Millennial Generation Law Students: Bridging the Generation Gap, 15 Clinical L. Rev. 255 (2009)

McGinn KL & Milkman KL, Looking Up and Looking Out: Career Mobility Effects of Demographic Similarity Among Professionals, CLI (2013)


Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism, Using Multiple Mentors in Bar and Law Firm Mentoring Programs, An Issues of Professionalism Series, March 2009


Oseid J, When Big Brother is Watching [Out For] You: Mentoring Lawyers, Choosing a Mentor, and Sharing Ten Virtues from My Mentor, 59 S.C. L. Rev. 393 (2008)


Scandura TA & Pellegrini EK, Workplace Mentoring: Theoretical Approaches and Methodological Issues, In T.D. Allen & L.T. Eby (Eds.) Handbook of Mentoring: A Multiple Perspective Approach, Malden, MA Blackwell Press (2007)

Smith E and Aaker J, Millennial Searchers, The New York Times Sunday Review, Opinion Pages, (November 2013)

Smith J, Legal Education on Trial: Is the Third Year Necessary?, Wall Street Journal,Marketplace, August 2013

Stapleton L, I Don’t Feel Your Pain: A Partner’s View of Associates, Litigation, Vol. 39 No. 2 (2013)

Stuckey R, Best Practices for Legal Education, Clinical Legal Education Association, (2007)

Sutton R, Five Signs that Your Mentor is Giving you Bad Advice, Harvard Business Review, December 2013


Wice B, We Are Not Alone, Texas Bar Journal, Mentoring, Vol. 76, No. 3, March 2013

Wilder GZ, Law School Debt Among New Lawyers, AJD Monograph, NALP (2008)


Zachary LJ, Generational Differences Excerpt The Mentor’s Guide,?? 2nd Ed, San Francisco, CA Jossey-Bass (2012)