OBA President Stu Dornan believes that one of the most important and rewarding things an older and experienced attorney can do is be a mentor to a young lawyer just getting out of law school. The call for mentorships in the legal community have come from both young lawyers looking for guidance and from experienced attorneys and judges, who see room for improvement in the practice and interpersonal skills of newer attorneys.
To that end, the OBA is supporting mentorship initiatives already place in the community, such as Creighton University School of Law's program for law students, and the Inns of Court program. In addition, the OBA is developing its own mentorship program, which it hopes to have operational by August 2014. If you are interested in mentoring or being a mentee, please fill out the survey listed on the OBA homepage.