Health Law Section Seeks Mentors

Thursday, October 04, 2012

The Boston Bar Association’s Health Law Section is pleased to announce the launch of the Health Law Section Mentoring program. The program will work in conjunction with its sponsor, Health Law Advocates, to pair seasoned health law attorneys with unemployed or under employed new lawyers who will undertake pro bono legal work for health law-related cases and projects under the direction of their Mentor.

At this time, we are seeking volunteers from the BBA’s Health Law Section to serve as Mentors for the inaugural year of the program. Mentors will be required to make a one year commitment. Health Law Advocates will assign the case to the Mentee and provide initial orientation and training, as well as appropriate ongoing support. The Mentor agrees to be available to provide direction to the Mentee as needed. Health Law Advocates will provide malpractice insurance to both the Mentee and the Mentor. Health Law Advocates will appear in court with the Mentee if necessary and will ensure that the needs of the case are handled in a timely and efficient manner. More information on Health Law Advocates and the type of case work that they handle can be found here.

All interested Mentors are encouraged email Susan Helm with brief responses to the following questions:

1) How long have you been practicing?

2) What are your specialties?

3) What mentoring experience do you have?

4) Why do you want to get involved?

Any perspective mentors are encouraged to apply so that we can call on you to make placements as needed.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

 

For questions, please contact Dianne McCarthy &Colin Zick

Health Law Mentoring Committee Co-Chairs