There are a number of mentor programs operating in South Florida that students are encouraged to participate in. Those programs are as follows:
The Florida Bar eMentoring Program pairs practicing attorneys with law students throughout the state. The mentors provide support and encouragement, offer career advice, and strive to enhance professionalism within the legal field.
The Cuban American Bar Association Mentor Program matches mentors with law students based upon the student's interest and the mentor's area of practice. The association also hosts receptions for mentors and participating students, and invites students to participate in many of its events throughout the year.
The John W. Kozyak Minority Mentoring Program pairs minority students with community attorneys and members of the judiciary who serve as mentors throughout students' law school careers. Meeting at mentors' offices, in the courtroom, and at community events, mentors and students often continue their relationships as professionals after graduation.
The Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) has a Law School Mentoring Program, which works with FAWL chapters in establishing partnerships with Florida law school FAWL chapters to mentor students and young lawyers.
The University of Miami School of Law's student chapter of the Dade County Bar Association does not have a formal mentor program but the mission and goals of this organization are very similar to a mentor program.
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