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Jay Rollins partnered with Missy Torgerson to co-author an article in the February 2024 edition of the Georgia Bar Journal.

Defining the Relationship: The Labor & Employment Mentorship Academy Can Help

Mentorship provides new practitioners with access to the wisdom that can only be gained through experience, with mentos standing as living, breathing examples that there is a good life to be found inside the law.

There are few things more intimidating than entering the legal profession. After completing law school, so-called “baby” lawyers are often expected to sink or swim based on skills they obtained across those three grueling years. But, as many lawyers will readily tell you, much of what makes a practitioner successful cannot be taught from a textbook or learned from a lecture. So, if a good attorney is more than the sum of their legal knowledge, how does a blossoming professional get from point A to point B?

It is important to remember, however, that mentorship is a two-way street. Where mentors bring their wealth of practical expertise, mentees must often show flexibility and patience. The structure of the mentoring relationship is one that must be found somewhere between the parameters of the practice and the personal with honesty and integrity taking the pinnacle positions. Essentially, mentorship success rests equally on the mentor and the mentee.

The State Bar of Georgia Labor & Employment Law Section’s Mentorship Academy aids the development of the mentor/mentee relationship. The follow- ing suggestions are tips and tricks learned from years of instrumental mentorship fostered by the program.

Click here to read the full article.

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