Counsel to Counsel:
Helping pass the torch
Counsel to Counsel is a first-of-its-kind mentoring program designed to pair new lawyers with those who are more established in their careers. The technology-based program, administered through the MentorcliQ app, expertly matches lawyers based on their profiles.
Potential mentees are all lawyers licensed with The Florida Bar for three or fewer years, working at a firm with three or fewer lawyers, or unemployed. Mentors are lawyers with five or more years of experience.
When attorneys sign up for Counsel to Counsel, they fill out a brief survey and the program then provides ratings on the compatibility between mentors and mentees. From there, the mentor or mentee can choose their top three options, and the technology establishes the final match based on those responses. The program is nine months long, with four milestones and a practical experience requirement to guide mentors and mentees in their relationship.
Established lawyers can share their insights and experiences with young lawyers – in turn getting fresh perspectives, expanding their networks, and securing their own professional legacies.
Counsel to Counsel provides the opportunity for new lawyers to gain practical experience and learn from established attorneys about how to build a professional reputation and create a successful practice.
“The Florida Bar is proud to be at the forefront of providing cutting-edge mentoring technology and practices, and we know that our lawyers will benefit immensely from Counsel to Counsel…the milestones and guidelines of the program were designed by lawyers for lawyers. Florida is already a leader in the legal profession, and I know Counsel to Counsel will help newer lawyers and help elevate the legal profession in Florida.”