Greensfelder recognized for involvement in Illinois attorney mentoring program

February 2019

Greensfelder has been recognized by the Illinois Supreme Court for its participation in a program that supports the mentoring of new attorneys.

The Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program pairs experienced lawyers admitted to the Illinois bar with newer attorneys to provide them with guidance during their first years of practice.

According to a letter of recognition from the Honorable Lloyd A. Karmeier, Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, the “initiative not only helps new lawyers prepare for the practice of law during a time of significant economic and technological change, it also instills and reinforces the highest aspirational goals of the profession in both new and seasoned practitioners.” Participants receive MCLE credit for completing the yearlong program, which requires mentor pairs to complete specific action items in each of the following categories: Professionalism, Legal Ethics, Civility, Diversity and Inclusion, and Wellness, Mental Health and Addiction.

Karmeier also thanked Mollie Farrell, Greensfelder’s director of professional development, for her dedication to the program.  Farrell is responsible for the firm’s internal opt-in mentoring program as well, pairing associate mentees with mentors who volunteer to work with them on the mentee’s identified career, business development or professional development objectives. The firm’s program includes all levels of associates, with 24 participating this year.