Washington Lawyer - January 2017 - 10


CAREER & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

MEET YOUR

MENTORING

MATCH
LUNCH
WITH A
LAWYER
Share a sandwich with an
experienced attorney in your
practice area - join the D.C.
Bar Sections Office for "Lunch
With a Lawyer!"

It's an opportunity to spend an
hour having a small, casual lunch
with an advising attorney and
other interested lawyers to gain
insight into your specialization.
"Lunch With a Lawyer" is open to
all, from the new attorney to the
veteran looking to switch
expertise. Broaden your network
and find the answers to career
questions you've been wanting
to ask.
"Lunch With a Lawyer" takes
place at the D.C. Bar, 1101 K
Street NW, first floor. To learn
how you can participate, visit
dcbar.org, keywords: Lunch
With a Lawyer.

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WASHINGTON LAWYER * JANUARY 2017 *

Looking to connect with a mentor but don't
know how to find one? The D.C. Bar's
Practice Management Advisory Service
offers these suggestions. By Tracy Schorn
BOSSES NEED NOT
(ALWAYS) APPLY
Your mentor doesn't always have to be your boss or
supervisor. Find someone with whom you can have
an open and honest dialogue without hesitation.

MISMATCHES OFTEN
MATCH BEST
Conventional wisdom once held that you and your
mentor should have much in common to make for a
successful relationship. However, the emerging
thought in the new world of mentoring is to find
someone with different skills and background to
provide a refreshing and challenging learning
experience.

MULTIPLE NEEDS,
MULTIPLE MENTORS
You may have differing needs over the course of
your professional development. So, it makes sense
to have several mentors at one time to help you with
different aspects of your practice, or to have one
primary mentor, with others who assist you on a less
frequent basis.

ASK ANOTHER LAWYER
Ask another lawyer to be a mentor for just one
aspect of your practice, such as trial skills or client
development.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS
What do you hope to get out of a mentoring
relationship? Career growth, lawyering skills, tips for
balancing work and life, enhanced professionalism,
help starting a practice. Define the reasons why
someone would want to mentor you - why they
should take the time to invest in your future.
Remember to also assess what you have to offer a
mentor. Share these goals with your prospective
mentor as you cultivate your relationship.
PMAS sponsors a networking lunch the
first Thursday of every month. For more
information, visit dcbar.org, keywords:
Practice Management Advisory Service.

Reach Tracy Schorn at tschorn@dcbar.org
or follow her on Twitter @TracySchorn.


https://www.dcbar.org/bar-resources/practice-management-advisory-service/network-professional-development.cfm http://www.dcbar.org https://www.dcbar.org/sections/connect/lunch-with-lawyer.cfm https://twitter.com/TracySchorn https://www.dcbar.org/sections/connect/lunch-with-lawyer.cfm http://www.dcbar.org

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Washington Lawyer - January 2017
Contents
Your Voice
From Our President
Our Membership
Career & Professional Development
Practice Management
Calendar of Events
Government & Gavel
Feature: An Inside Job
Feature: Investment Planning for Lawyers
Feature: Making the Virtual Leap
Feature: Lawyers Have Heart
Member Spotlight
Global & Domestic Outlook
Worth Reading
Media Bytes
Partners' Perspective
Ask the Ethics Experts
Attorney Briefs
Pro Bono Effect
Community & Connections
Last Word
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Washington Lawyer - January 2017 - Contents
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Washington Lawyer - January 2017 - 4
Washington Lawyer - January 2017 - Your Voice
Washington Lawyer - January 2017 - From Our President
Washington Lawyer - January 2017 - 7
Washington Lawyer - January 2017 - Our Membership
Washington Lawyer - January 2017 - 9
Washington Lawyer - January 2017 - Career & Professional Development
Washington Lawyer - January 2017 - 11
Washington Lawyer - January 2017 - Practice Management
Washington Lawyer - January 2017 - 13
Washington Lawyer - January 2017 - Calendar of Events
Washington Lawyer - January 2017 - 15
Washington Lawyer - January 2017 - Government & Gavel
Washington Lawyer - January 2017 - 17
Washington Lawyer - January 2017 - Feature: An Inside Job
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Washington Lawyer - January 2017 - Feature: Investment Planning for Lawyers
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Washington Lawyer - January 2017 - Feature: Making the Virtual Leap
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Washington Lawyer - January 2017 - Feature: Lawyers Have Heart
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