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“良师益友”这个词来自希腊语,意思是坚定的或持久的,被定义为一种持续的关系, 通常是在职业导向的环境中, 一个有经验且值得信赖的人给另一个没有经验的人建议.

通过持续的参与, 导师提供支持, guidance, and assistance as the protégé (or mentee) faces new professional challenges, 经历了一段艰难的经历, 或努力解决现有问题.

Within the legal profession this means a voluntary, mutually beneficial relationship of professional growth, career development, 和个人成就感, which benefits other people beyond the direct relationship. “其他人”包括客户, 司法系统, 法律社会, law partners, family members, 以及整个社区.

介绍指导

The D.C. 靠谱的滚球平台执业管理咨询服务旨在鼓励经验丰富的靠谱的滚球平台和经验不足的靠谱的滚球平台之间建立专业指导关系,以促进有价值的信息和对法律实践的见解的传递.

While legal theory and application can be learned during law school, many aspects of the legal profession must be learned in the workplace, 无论是私人执业, government service, 或企业实践. 导师被鼓励分享经验,并就专业性等问题向资历较浅的同事提供建议, 法律实践管理,和职业发展, 从而成为一个值得信赖的顾问, advisor, and teacher. 从这种个人关系中, 以信任和保密为特征, 经验不足的靠谱的滚球平台, or "proteges", can learn what is truly expected of them by lawyers, partners, judges, and experienced opponents in the adversary system.

在专业环境中有两种类型的辅导项目——自然的和计划的. 计划指导发生在一个结构化的环境或计划中,其中自愿参与者通过正式的申请过程进行筛选和匹配. In contrast, 自然的指导通过友谊和合作产生——更多的是一个自我选择的过程.

The PMSC created a pilot "planned mentoring" program several years ago, but the results strongly indicated Bar members preferred a natural approach to mentoring. Therefore, 而不是试图扮演媒人角色, PMSC设计这个网页是为了帮助靠谱的滚球平台建立他们自己满意的导师关系.

师徒关系的好处

For the Mentor

  • 塑造法律实践的未来
  • 个人满足感
  • 回馈行业
  • Reviewing your own strengths and weaknesses
  • 从您的protégé学习

For the Protégé

  • Having a person to turn to with a substantive, procedure, or ethics question
  • Learning about the business of practicing law
  • 提高生产力和绩效
  • 提高声誉和专业水平
  • 技能客观反馈
  • 提高职业满意度

寻找导师的小贴士

In the past, mentors usually chose proteges to help them climb the corporate ladder. Today, 门徒往往更独立, 寻找一个或多个他们认为可以成为未来成功伴侣的导师. In turn, 导师也从protégé-more的相互指导经验的洞察力和理解中获益.

不匹配的人往往是最好的匹配. 传统观念曾经认为,你和你的导师应该有很多共同之处,才能建立一段成功的关系. However, 在指导的新世界中出现的想法是,有一个具有不同技能和背景的导师,提供一个新鲜和具有挑战性的学习经验,而不是确认你现有的知识.

Know what you want to accomplish in a mentoring relationship–career growth, lawyering skills, 平衡工作和生活, 增强专业, 开始练习, etc. 评估你能为师徒关系做些什么——你能为导师做些什么. 解释一下为什么有人想要指导你——为什么他们应该花时间投资你的未来. 在培养关系的过程中,在适当的时间与你未来的导师分享这些.

You may need several mentors throughout your legal career. Different lawyers have different knowledge and skills, just as you have differing needs over the course of your professional development. You may have several mentors at one time to help you with different aspects of practice, 或者你可能有一个主要的导师, with others who assist you on a less frequent basis.

Seek a person who is not in a supervisory relationship with you. Seek someone with whom you can have an open and honest dialogue without hesitation.

Do not be afraid to ask another lawyer to be your mentor. 如果你觉得舒服些, ask them to be a mentor for just one aspect of your practice, such as trial skills or client development.

Locating a Mentor

你可能已经有了一个你偶尔靠谱的足球滚球平台的人来回答靠谱的足球滚球平台案件程序或你的实践的问题. Consider asking that person to be your mentor.

Mentors are most often found through networking. Participate in professional activities to meet lawyers who may be willing to mentor. For D.C. 酒吧赞助活动,参观 在线日历事件.

Spend some time in court to observe other lawyers. If you observe a lawyer exhibit skills or demeanor that you admire, contact the lawyer. 发送一个便条或信件. Invite the lawyer to a business lunch (your treat) to discuss commonalities. If the first meeting works, ask to schedule another.

Scan, LinkedIn, Martindale–Hubbell, or, other social media, 在线靠谱的滚球平台列表可以找到靠谱的滚球平台的履历信息,这些靠谱的滚球平台可能有经验和特点,你想找一个导师. See if they have information on a personal or law firm web page. D.C. 靠谱的滚球平台应该考虑加入靠谱的滚球平台协会.C. LinkedIn上的酒吧群.

Join a 自愿靠谱的滚球平台协会 to find lawyers with similar interests or backgrounds.

Place an ad in your law school alumni newsletter. 你不需要说出你的名字,但要包括一些你在导师身上寻找的特质. 只提供工作场所的靠谱的滚球平台.

传统的辅导是一对一的, but today small groups are often better able to meet the needs of lawyers. Consider forming a small group with one or two senior lawyers, 几位中期靠谱的滚球平台, and several lawyers in practice less than five years.

建议的协议

  • The first few meetings should be initiated by the protegé, and scheduled as far in advance as possible to avoid conflicts. 导师和protegé应该制定他们自己的协议,重新安排不可避免地被推迟的会议.
  • Trust is the foundation of every successful mentoring relationship. As with any personal relationship, it takes time to build trust. 信任是通过坦诚地分享烦恼、成功和生活经历而建立起来的. 通过尊重这种信任并对共享的信息保密,师徒关系得以延续.
  • 参加会议时要做好准备. 被推荐人应该在会议之前花时间考虑他或她可能对导师的问题. The mentor may also prepare for topics to be discussed.
  • 设定要实现的现实目标. 你希望取得什么成就或学到什么? 跟踪每次会议的进展.
  • Stay in touch between meetings using the telephone and email.
  • protegé应避免向导师透露protégé客户的任何机密或机密,而该保密义务适用于该客户, 如规则1所述.6 of the D.C. 职业行为规则. 导师和protégé之间靠谱的足球滚球平台protégé在法律实践中遇到的实质性法律问题的任何讨论都必须是基于假设的基础上的, to the extent those discussions relate to confidential client information under Rule 1.6.

讨论的话题

导师和protegés之间的讨论可能集中在与法律职业和法律实践相关的一般问题上, such as:

  • 有效的靠谱的滚球平台/客户端通信
  • 专业精神与法律道德
  • 靠谱的滚球平台事务所管理
  • 实践与职业提升
  • Balancing careers with family and personal lives
  • Law practice transitions and alternatives

The discussions may address substantive legal problems, subject to the ethical obligations discussed in Suggested Protocol area above. Also, 双方必须认识到导师不得向protegé的客户提供法律建议, 并且protegé的专业责任是在准备的基础上做出靠谱的足球滚球平台protegé的客户代表的所有决定,而不是与导师进行任何讨论.

Possible Activities to Build the Mentoring Relationship

  • 参加最高法院的辩论
  • 每月吃一次午餐
  • 参加CLE课程
  • 共同设计并呈现CLE课程
  • Attend D.C. Bar functions, such as the annual dinner or golf tournament
  • Tour the courthouse
  • 邀请另一位靠谱的滚球平台和你一起吃早餐,向你的导师(protégé)介绍自己

What to Expect

  • That it takes time to build a relationship of trust and respect; give the relationship a chance to form over the course of several or more meetings.
  • Communicate early to try to understand expectations of both mentor and protégé.
  • 指导不是为了替代继续的法律教育,也不是为了提供找工作的机会或为新靠谱的滚球平台提供客户推荐, but to foster the highest ideals of the profession.
  • 如果指导对导师或protégé都没有价值,那么主动讨论它. Better to resolve the matter and end the relationship on a positive basis. 不要害怕尝试另一位导师.
  • Don’t expect the mentor to have all the answers. Mentors guide from experience and share that wisdom with the protégé. Guidance to an answer rather than giving the answer is far more beneficial.

Assistance

The D.C. 靠谱的滚球平台职业道德顾问可协助所有参与项目的人处理有关沟通保密和避免在辅导关系中可能出现的利益冲突等问题.

了解更多靠谱的足球滚球平台辅导的信息, 请与实务管理谘询处联络或考虑参加 Basic Training 如果你有兴趣了解更多靠谱的足球滚球平台独立或小型律所的运作方式,以及如何与其他靠谱的滚球平台建立靠谱的足球滚球平台.

额外的资源

靠谱的滚球平台指导指导
By Ida O. Abbott
http://www.nalp.org/bookstore

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