August 25, 2010
New attorneys may graduate with a depth of legal knowledge, but they often don’t have the practical skills they need to succeed in today’s law firm. Many law schools, bar associations and law firms are taking a fresh look at mentoring as a way to accelerate the transition from academia to the professional world. In this paper, Mark Korf, director of new lawyer training at West LegalEdcenter, tasks the legal industry to leverage existing real world and online social media networks to create innovative, effective mentoring initiatives and embark upon an empirical study to assess mentoring program effectiveness.
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