Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program

The Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program creates opportunities for experienced lawyers to guide new lawyers in developing the practical skills and judgment to practice in a highly competent manner and to instill the ethical and professional values that characterize excellent lawyers. 

The Second Judicial Circuit invites new lawyers who have been admited to the Illinois bar within the past five years and experienced lawyers who have been practicing law at least five years to participate in the next class of the Second Judicial Circuit Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program.  Upon completion of the year-long program, participants will earn 6 hours of CLE credit.  This program is in partnership with the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.

The one hour orientation session for participants will be held at noon on Monday, February 20, 2017, at Rare Chophouse in downtown Mt. Vernon.  New lawyers and experienced lawyers will be matched and have their initial meeting at the conclusion of the orientation session.

To find out more about this professionally rewarding opportunity for both new lawyers and experienced lawyers, go to and follow the mentoring and sponsoring organizations link to register through the Second Judicial Circuit Program.  This site will allow you to apply online for the next mentoring class.  If you have any questions, please contact Judge David K. Overstreet at (618) 231-1613.