Dallas Bar Association

Transition to Law Practice Program

Transition to Law Practice Program

A Pilot Project of the Dallas Bar Association

The Dallas Bar Association's Transition to Law Practice Program is a systematic mentoring program that helps new lawyers not only improve their professional abilities, but also succeed in the practice of law.

Newly licensed lawyers are matched with more experienced attorneys who volunteer to participate in the pilot project, and the pairs will attend CLE programs, as well as meet in small groups or one-on-one. The Transition to Law Practice program coaches new lawyers in many areas, including law practice management, effective client representation, pro bono opportunities, career development, and other aspects of successfully practicing law.

Mentors are encouraged to be available to the new lawyers with which they are paired, to be a sounding board on issues commonly encountered by new practitioners.

The program is ideal for lawyers in large and small firms, law departments of corporations and government entities — transactional attorneys, as well as trial lawyers. The program is not intended to duplicate the efforts and mentor-like projects that exist in larger law firms and legal departments. Instead, The Transition to Law Practice program will augment these initiatives.

If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, click here.

Interested in becoming a Mentee? E-mail Alicia Hernandez or call (214) 220-7499.

Law Firm Registration Form

Transition to Law Practice Program FAQ's

Administrative Materials

Background Materials

Training Materials


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