One of the best ways to help develop and retain your valued employees is by having them work with a skilled mentor. Many firms have created programs to facilitate the creation of mentoring partnerships, but the programs have not always delivered the desired results, leading to frustration of both mentees and mentors. However, mentoring programs can deliver great results if they are designed well from the start. This session will examine current research on mentoring programs and will detail how firms can get the most out of them.


  • Describe how firms can benefit from facilitated mentoring programs.
  • Identify what structure to create for an effective program.
  • Explain what should be covered in mentor and protégé training.
  • Summarize how to evaluate the program for success.

Audience Statement: This session assumes that participants have a working knowledge of human resource needs and procedures in a legal setting. No advance preparation is required.

  • 60 Minutes
  • Audience: Intermediate
  • CLM App Management Category -FS: Human Resources Management
  • CLE: Law Practice Management
  • HRCI: General Credit

Rik Nemanick, PhD, is a co-founder of the firm The Leadership Effect, which focuses on helping organizations identify and develop their leadership talent. Rik has been consulting since 1997 with companies as diverse as Monsanto, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney, Boeing, Thompson Coburn, Anheuser-Busch and Sandberg Phoenix von Gontard. He focuses on executive assessment, coaching and mentoring programs.

Seminar Information
Date Presented:
January 11, 2018 3:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Registration Fee:
Building Effective Mentoring Programs
Individual topic purchase: Selected
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CLMSM Recertification Credit: 1.00
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