Welcome to the Mentorship Program!

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Prospective mentors and mentees are required to apply for acceptance into the Pursuing the Esquire Mentorship Program during open the application period. 

The application period is now CLOSED.

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Eligibility & Requirements for Mentees

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Eligibility & Requirements for Mentors

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We are seeking motivated and determined rising minority college Juniors, Seniors, and Graduates of color who are planning to attend law school in 2021 0r 2022 and rising minority 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls of color currently enrolled in law school to join our exciting mentorship program for one (1) school year. (see FAQs for more information on eligibility)

Eligibility

  • Currently enrolled College Junior or Senior of color at a university or college for the 2021-2022 school year, domestically or internationally.                   

  • Currently enrolled law students of color at a law school for the 2021-2022 school year, domestically or internationally.

  • Graduate of a university or college of color who plans to attend law school in 2021 or 2022.

  • Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career in the legal profession.

Requirements

  • Completion of the mentorship program application.

  • For those who are selected and invited to the next round, a video interview is required. Invitations will be extended via email.

Mentorship is an important and valuable resource for aspiring minority lawyers. We are looking for junior attorneys of color who are excited and passionate about giving back and supporting the next generation of rising attorneys of color.

 

Eligibility 

  • You are a recent law school graduate of color (graduation between 2016-2021) OR

  • You are a practicing attorney of color who is within your first five years of practice (0-5 years of experience)

Requirements

  • Completion of the mentor application

  • For those who are selected and invited to the next round, a video interview is required. Invitations will be extended via email.

Interested in Getting Involved?

Ways to Support the Mentorship Program

Donate to Pursuing the Esquire

We accept all donations to support our organization, which will enable us to facilitate the mentorship program and help aspiring minority lawyers. If you would like to make a donation, visit our support page by clicking the button below. 

Join the Legal Lifelines Program

Access to seasoned attorneys is a valuable resource for aspiring minority lawyers in their pursuit of practice. If you are interested in becoming a Legal Lifeline, please click the button below to fill out the form if you meet the following requirements:

  • You graduated from law school over  5+ years ago                       AND

  • You are a practicing attorney with more than five years of experience

Be a Guest on Our Legal Lifelines Panel Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Legal Lifelines" is a monthly Zoom panel series hosted by Danielle B. Hardy, Esq., who is the Founder of Pursuing the Esquire. Every month, viewers tune in to hear from practicing attorneys and judges in a variety of practice areas and professional legal backgrounds for advice and exposure to many areas in the legal profession. If you are interested in being a guest on our show, please fill out the form below.

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