The BBA’s 2020 Law School Graduate Mentoring Program provides mentorship to recent law school graduates. Our program consists of two forms of mentorship: Bar Coaching and Career Transition Coaching.

Bar Coaching

Bar Coaching will assist new graduates as they prepare to sit for the bar exam and all the stresses that come along with studying. The Bar Coaching Program will address both test taking preparation and offer support to exam takers. Coaches will assist graduates with study schedules, stress management, and other non-substantive aspects of preparing for the exam. Graduates can also expect supplemental programming from the BBA such as essay writing and attacking the MBE.

Career Transition Coaching

This takes graduates beyond the Bar Exam and helps prepare them for entering the practice of law. Graduates can expect help with their resumes, networking, interview preparation as well as general guidance on practicing in the Boston area. Graduates will be further supported by regular roundtable events in which participants can network and learn from each other’s experiences.

Interested in signing up to receive a mentor?

If you are a recent law school graduate that would like to receive a mentor, please complete this online information form. The BBA will then be in touch shortly to connect you with a mentor.

Interested in volunteering as a mentor?:

We are always seeking attorneys who are interested in coaching recent graduates as they study for the bar and prepare to enter the profession of law. Mentors can volunteer to coach graduates for the bar, transitioning into the profession, or both. Training resources and guidance are provided by the BBA. Meeting schedules are determined by the mentor-mentee pair, though roughly once every 1-2 weeks is typical.

If you would like to volunteer as a coach, please complete this online information form.

For more information on the 2020 Law School Graduate Mentoring Program, please contact Doug Newton, Community Programs Assistant, at dnewton@bostonbar.org or 617-778-1918.