Monise A. Brown, Esq.
Maryland Professionalism Center, Inc.
2011-D Commerce Park Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
The purpose of the mentoring program is to elevate the competence, professionalism and success of Maryland attorneys through positive mentoring relationships. Mentoring creates an opportunity for an experienced lawyer to provide professional guidance and share practice knowledge and skills with a new admittee during the critical transition from law student to legal practitioner. During the Professionalism Course each student receives a mentee application packet if they would like to participate in the Court of Appeals Mentoring Program. The Center maintains a master list of all mentors who were nominated by members of the bench or other active mentors. The mentors are required to be active members of the Maryland Bar, have a minimum of five years of experience, have read the Ideals of Professionalism, and have not been subject to any disciplinary sanctions.
The Executive Director reviews all of the mentee applications and matches them with mentors based on geography and practice areas. Other factors used to facilitate matching the mentors and mentees are interest areas such as: litigation, pro bono work, bar activities, appeals and research. The mentors and mentees receive email once they are matched containing each other’s contact information. The mentors and mentees schedule a meeting to review and complete the Mentoring Agreement, and return the signed Agreement to the Center. In order to complete the program, the mentor and mentee must have six in person meetings throughout the one year mentoring term. During the course of the mentoring term, new admittees will meet with their mentor to discuss important topics affecting the legal community
- Brochure - Mentoring Makes a Difference (PDF)
- New Admittee Application (MS Word)
- Mentor Application (MS Word)
- Frequently Asked Questions