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"Mentoring, Teaching and Learning" (1.0 CLE Hours) - Attorney Elizabeth Yeargin, Brouse McDowell and Barbara Weinzierl, Director of Career Planning and Placement at the University of Akron, School of Law
Mentoring creates an opportunity for experienced lawyers to provide professional guidance and to share practical knowledge and skills with law students and new lawyers during the critical transition from law student to legal practitioner. Mentoring can enhance career options on many levels. It can especially help a female attorney develop expertise, knowledge, skills and abilities and also help integrate her into the workplace. Lawyers whose mentors or role models help them learn the ins and outs of being a lawyer or provide behind the scenes information about organizational politics, benefit tremendously from this kind of one-on-one support. Mentoring also enables an attorney to have an advocate - a powerful and sage confidant who can provide important insight, support and advice. This CLE will explain the importance of giving back by serving as a mentor for the next generation of lawyers.