December 9, 2011
Court Expands Mentoring Program
The Commission on Professionalism proposed and the Supreme Court adopted a rule change to allow attorneys who are registered for corporate status to participate as mentors or new lawyers in the Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program. Previously, only attorneys registered for active status were eligible. The change is contained in Rule X of the Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio.
In addition to the rule change, the Court has removed the requirement that a mentor’s five years of practice experience must have occurred in Ohio. The adopted rule change also allows, as part of a one-year pilot, co-counseling on specific cases between mentors and new lawyers who work for different employers.
For the complete text of the rule amendment, click here.