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Annual National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area Chapter Mentorship Cocktail Party 11/3/17

Are you a prospective legal apprentice in the San Francisco Bay Area? We encourage you to attend this annual event of the National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area Chapter. Come meet lawyers who are prime candidates to mentor you through your legal apprenticeship. This is also the perfect opportunity to demonstrate to the NLG the growing interest in legal apprenticeship, affirming the organization’s recent moves to support legal apprenticeship in California.

Annual National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area Chapter Mentorship Cocktail Party

November 3, 2017

RSVP here

FREE EVENT!!

Students: Come meet attorneys and legal workers practicing in a variety of fields!

Lawyers and legal workers: Get to know the new generation of progressive law students and lawyers and visit with old friends!

Food and drink will be amply provided. You needn’t have a mentor or mentee to attend, but if you do, please personally invite them!

When: Friday, November 3rd at 6 PM

Where: 5582 Lawton Avenue in Oakland

Directions: Take BART to Rockridge Station, walk 2 blocks south on College Ave. (toward Cactus Taqueria and Oliveto Restaurant) and at the Pasta Pomodoro make a left on Lawton.

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1930089617258285/

How to Find a Mentor and Make the Pitch

How to Find a Mentor and Make the Pitch

By Omonigho Oiyemhonlan and Yassi Eskandari-Qajar About three years into SELC’s legal apprenticeship experiment, we’ve heard from dozens of local and online followers that the one thing standing in the way of their apprenticeship is finding a mentoring attorney. We hear you. The seven legal apprentices in our cohort have navigated similar difficulties, and we can… Continue Reading

Read this: How to Become a Lawyer Without Going to Law School

Read this: How to Become a Lawyer Without Going to Law School

A new Shareable article by Cat Johnson does a great job explaining how and why to become a legal apprentice. My favorite quote (from our very own Chris Tittle) alludes to the powerful impact legal apprenticeships can have on our legal system: “Laws protect those who write and defend them. So, in a country where over 88 percent of lawyers… Continue Reading

Your Questions and Answers About Legal Apprenticeships

Your Questions and Answers About Legal Apprenticeships

At SELC’s first Legal Apprenticeship Teach-In, over thirty participants discussed how legal apprenticeships will change legal education and the legal profession. Law students, law school graduates, attorneys, and prospective legal apprentices asked the SELC apprentices and company about the nitty gritty details, and made for an enriching conversation. In fact, soon after this discussion, one… Continue Reading