About the Program
The Lawyer Mentoring Program, established by Rule 425, SCACR, connects new lawyers, who have recently been admitted to the practice of law, with experienced lawyers for a year-long mentorship. All new lawyers must register with the mentoring program within 30 days of their admission to the South Carolina Bar by submitting a New Lawyer Application to the Program Administrator. Mentors must have at least five years of experience in the active practice of law. The mentor and the new lawyer are encouraged to work together to identify and help the new lawyer achieve professional goals. Upon completion of the program, mentors receive 4 CLE hours, including 2 hours of ethics. By fostering constructive mentoring relationships, the Lawyer Mentoring Program seeks to elevate the competence, professionalism, and success of South Carolina lawyers.
The purpose of the mentoring program is to provide assistance to the new lawyer in the following respects: