Mentoring is an important element of retention in a law firm, yet most firms devote little energy to it. In the context of developmental mentoring (cooperative or mentee-driven) relationships, mentors must first know, understand and trust themselves before proceeding to develop an authentic relationship with a mentee. Only then can they focus on the wants and needs of the mentee. Mindfulness in this setting is nonjudgmental, present moment awareness


  • Examine yourself and your mentee.

  • Identify ways to close communication gaps.

  • Set up realistic goals.

  • Develop trust and deploy compassion

Michèle Huff is Senior Associate University Counsel at the University of New Mexico where she specializes in intellectual property, research and technology law. She has practiced intellectual property and licensing law for the past 30 years. Huff is the author of The Transformative Negotiator: Changing the Way We Come to Agreement from the Inside Out.


This Program is worth one hour of credit in:

CLM Application Credit Management Category : Organizational Development

CLM Recertification Credit: Yes

California MCLE: Law Practice Management

MCLE/Other States: Credit may be available in other states but cannot be guaranteed. In all states, accreditation is dependent on individual state guidelines and filing regulations.

Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
August 03, 2017
Tips for Building Effective Programs and Relationships at the Firm
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CLMSM Recertification Credit: 1.00
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