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Chinese Lawyers Association

2024 Mentorship Program

  • 03/18/2024
  • 04/15/2024


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SCCLA is thrilled to announce the launch of our 2024 Mentorship Program.

SCCLA is committed to guiding the next generation of AAPI leaders in the legal community. The mentorship program aims to foster relationships among law students and attorneys. 

Participants will be placed in mentorship groups consisting of an intimate group of mentors and mentees of varying experience levels. Participants will have opportunities to both provide and receive meaningful mentorship from fellow judicial officers, attorneys and law students.

Priority will be given to SCCLA members who may be attorneys or judicial officers.

Application Links:

Attorneys and Judicial Officers:

Law Students:

Registration Deadline:

April 5, 2024

The mentorship program is open to all SCCLA members and law students. Contact with any questions or concerns. 

SCCLA Mentorship Program: Guidelines

SCCLA’s goal is for participants to be able to form beneficial relationships that foster growth and professional development. To achieve this goal, SCCLA has adopted the following guidelines.

(1) Minimum Number of Meetings: participants are encouraged to meet in-person or via video conference at least once per academic semester, for a minimum of two times per calendar year.

(2) Meeting Location: Meetings between program participants should be scheduled in public locations, e.g. at SCCLA events, restaurants or coffee shops, or at other MCLE or bar association events. SCCLA strongly discourages meeting at bars or at the residence of participants.

(3) Reporting Inappropriate Behavior: By participating in the 2024 SCCLA Mentorship Program, each participant hereby agrees to comply with and abide by SCCLA's Code of Conduct. If any participant feels that they have been sexually harassed by another participant or has been subject to other untoward, harassing, or coercive behavior, a report should be immediately made to in accordance with SCCLA's Code of Conduct. All reports are confidential.

(4) Discipline: Individuals who are found to have violated SCCLA's Code of Conduct are subject to expulsion from participation in the program. Participants should feel comfortable with contacting and meeting with their mentors, mentees, and other participants of the program regarding professional opportunities or questions related to coursework or school activities. In person or email communication is encouraged. Texting, while convenient, should not be the sole means of communication between mentors and students. While SCCLA encourages students and mentors to learn more about one another, especially with respect to shared experiences, e.g. “What it is like to be a first generation attorney,” participants should not engage in conversations about intimate matters. SCCLA urges all participants to exercise their best personal and professional judgment while participating in the program with regard to their conduct.

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