Willamette is in great need of attorney mentors this year.
114 students signed up for attorney mentors, and although 104 attorneys returned to the Willamette Attorney-Mentor program, only 38 were willing to take on new students. We continue to receive volunteers, but we still need approximately 50 more attorneys.
The time commitment is about one hour a month. The goal of the program is to help students transition into the legal profession. This could be by helping them understand the practice of law outside the classroom, learning the importance of developing a professional community or just adjusting to law school.
Mark your calendar for the Attorney-Student Mentor Program Kick-off Reception on Wednesday, September 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Even if you can’t attend the “Kick-off” reception, we’d love to have you join the program as an attorney-mentor.