Bencher Deadlines & Themes

January/February 2019
Theme: Mentoring
Deadline: October 1, 2018
Effective mentoring benefits both mentees and mentors. In what innovative ways have you encountered mentoring relationships? What are the attributes of the ideal mentor (or mentee) or a successful mentoring program?  What are the best lessons you have learned from your mentor (or mentee)? How can firms, offices, or professional organizations contribute to establishing and cultivating mentorship programs?

March/April 2019
Theme: Litigation and Effective Advocacy
Deadline: December 1, 2018
Representing parties, no matter what the forum, is an art. How do you as an advocate provide proper representation to your client while acting ethically, civilly, and professionally? What have you seen or experienced that has impressed you or has struck you as being effective? How can newer lawyers hone trial skills or gain experience at either the trial or appellate level?

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More themes are coming! Check back here soon for an updated list.