Mentoring Program

LAGBAC’s Mentoring Program pairs law students and young lawyers with experienced attorneys, and organizes regular social events to foster those relationships.  The mentoring relationships provide a valuable opportunity for participants to learn from each other.

For experienced attorneys, the program provides an opportunity to mentor students and young lawyers about their career choices and entrance into the practice of law, especially as it relates to LGBT issues.  James Nawrocki, a partner at Goldberg, Weisman & Cairo, said the following about his experiences with the Mentoring Program:  “I have found being a mentor is about the most rewarding experience of my professional career.  And I am continually amazed at how much my mentees teach me.”

For students and young attorneys, the program offers networking opportunities, the chance to learn about different practice areas, and the support of an attorney who was once in their shoes.  Jeff Arnold, a student at John Marshall Law School and the mentee of James Nawrocki said the following about his experience:  “I ended up with not only a teacher, but a friend and supporter.  Jim’s advice and guidance have helped better prepare me for all my future endeavors.”

If you are interested in participating, please complete a brief questionnaire by following the appropriate link below:

Mentor Application (practicing attorneys)

Mentee Application (law students and new attorneys)

Please contact Pete Henry at with any questions or for more information.

Download and post our LAGBAC Mentoring Program Flyer!