MINNEAPOLIS, MN—January 21, 2010. Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., is proud to partner with the University of Minnesota Law School for its Mentorship Pilot Program. The mentorship program will pair University of Minnesota Law School students with an experienced, licensed attorney at Winthrop & Weinstine, who will introduce the student to the “nuts and bolts” of the practice of law and more fully understand ethics and professionalism.
The mentorship program kicked-off with a reception at the offices of Winthrop & Weinstine in Minneapolis on January 20, 2010. Each law student met his or her mentor to discuss their personal and professional development plans.
Prior to being accepted into the program, each student must write a personal ethics mission, identify two “lawyering” experiences they would like to observe or participate in, and write an outline on two or more legal topics they’ve discussed with their mentor.
“We are so proud to be a part of this,” said Winthrop & Weinstine President Scott Dongoske. “I was a law student once and remember how daunting the profession seemed. We hope to give these students a good launching point and help them to understand what is involved so they can fully prepare and be ready for the legal world.”
Photo left to right:
, Chair of the Winthrop & Weinstine Mentorship Pilot Program, Alan Haynes, Director, Career and Professional Development Center, University of Minnesota Law School, and Victor Massaglia, Career Advisor, Career & Professional Development Center, University of Minnesota Law School.
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