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MARCH 1, 2016

The December 2015-2016 is off to a great start!

The Center received 132 applications from new admittees to the Maryland Bar in December 2015.  We have matched eligible participants with a mentor based on geography and practice area.  This one-year mentoring term will end on December 31, 2016.

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The Center has also been busy preparing and shipping 190 framed certificates to mentees and mentors who completed the December 2014-2015 and June-December 2015 Mentoring Programs!

Anonymous surveys were conducted from both programs, and we would like to share some of those comments:

Mentee comments:

My mentor was absolutely wonderful and it was great to have her support and feedback as I was changing jobs during the term of our mentoring agreement.

I loved it! I got the perfect match!

I appreciated having someone reassure me that I was on the right track.

My mentor helped me instill the confidence that I needed to move forward.

The first year of being a lawyer is similar to the first year of law school and college – it is an enormous transition that will force a person to confront situations and circumstances never faced before. This is especially true if you're in a small firm environment walking into court on your own.

Mentor comments:

I think the program is a useful tool both for mentor and mentee. I truly enjoyed the time I spent with my mentee and I feel more accomplished as a lawyer for having participated. Bring on the next mentee!!!

Excellent program and win/win for both mentor and mentee.

I am always happy to be asked to work with young lawyers and provide any guidance that I can to help make their career more meaningful.

Just keep up the good work, it is a very valuable program.

I think this program is incredibly important to the profession.