The University of Washington School of Law is wanting mentors for first-year law students. They specifically asked for mentors in the field of ADR/Mediation. It's an area that has a lot of student interest and not so many mentors. Your chance to make a difference with the next wave of ADR practitioners!

Read the invitation below from Josie Mitchell, Assistant Directorof the Center for Professional & Leadership Development. If you're interested, download the attached survey (below) and email it to her at

I’m writing to invite you to participate in our 1L Mentor Program for 2012-013. Each year, the Center for Professional and Leadership Development matches first-year students with a professional mentor to support them throughout the first year of law school. This year, we are reaching out to attorneys who are not currently participating, to ask if you or someone in your organization would be willing to mentor one or two students over the next year.

We will kick off the year with a welcome reception the evening of Wednesday, October 10, 2012. This event gives mentors and mentees an opportunity to meet and learn more about each other. In addition to the reception, we will send quarterly e-newsletters to keep you informed about what is happening on campus. We ask our mentors to meet with their mentees three times a year (approximately once a quarter, including a mock interview in winter quarter), at times that are mutually convenient for them. You do not need to be able to attend the opening reception in order to participate as a mentor.

If you know of anyone else in your firm/organization who would be interested in being a part of the program, please feel free to forward this invitation to them. We ask that volunteer mentors have practiced for a minimum of 2 years. Though some students prefer UW School of Law grads as mentors, most students are more interested in a match based on practice area, and/or connection to a particular affinity group (for example, Asian American, veteran status, or GLBT-friendly).

Attached is our mentor survey which will give you more information about our program. If you would like to participate, simply fill out the survey, save it, and email it to me at at your earliest convenience.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the program. We hope to hear from you soon!

Warm Regards,

Josie Mitchell

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