(NOTE: The AABA Mentor Mentee Program is for law students and is different from the new AABA mentorship program for attorneys. For information on the Attorney Mentorship Program, now called “Lawyer to Lawyer (L2L),” click here.)
AABA Mentor-Mentee Program for Law Students
By Rocky Tsai
The AABA Mentorship Program is for students from Bay Area law schools, including the University of California at Berkeley, Davis and Hastings, Stanford University, Golden Gate University, University of San Francisco, McGeorge School of Law, and Santa Clara University. This program matches law students with attorney mentors experienced in particular practice areas, including criminal, corporate, employment, immigration, international, and family law, as well as in-house practice, civil litigation, intellectual property, government, and public interest work.
Why mentor? Everyone remembers navigating the rough seas of a burgeoning legal career, and how important mentors have been for good career guidance. A mentor’s small investment can yield a lifetime of rewards, not just for a mentee, but also for a mentor. All it takes is a few phone calls, emails, and a meal or two to make a tremendous difference. Not only can you help to ensure the expansion of a successful and socially conscious Asian legal community, but you can make lifelong friends and increase your own professional network. It is not too late to sign up to be a mentor!
Why be a mentee? Many successful Asian lawyers who have gone through the AABA Mentorship Program now stand testament to the invaluable contribution of mentors. Law students from previous years have reported finding career paths and job employment through their mentors. Mentors have helped law students to benefit from roads already traveled, to define career goals, to focus aspirations and to build upon the successes of previous generations.
For more information, please contact the Mentorship Committee Co-Chairs.
Mentors should respond with a brief description of their practice. Mentees should respond with one or two practice areas of interest.
The Co-Chairs of the AABA Mentorship Committee are:
Law Offices of Hoa T. Cooc
1440 Broadway, Suite 1001
Oakland, CA 94612
Higa & Gipson, LLP
55 New Montgomery Street, Suite 510
San Francisco, CA 94105
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
50 Fremont St
San Francisco, CA 94105