Mentoring and Hosting
Become a Mentor:
LCD’s Student Mentor Program is an impactful program designed to provide law students of color the opportunity to develop one-on-one relationships with lawyers from one of LCD’s member organizations. Students from participating schools are paired with successful mentors from the local legal community who graciously share their knowledge and experience. Matching mentor and mentee begins with a solid profile of all participants. Pairing may be based on development goals, interests or background. This program has been called “life-changing” by past participants and brings unparalleled value to both the mentor and mentee.
Host a Student:
The LCD College Summer Internship Program is a critical initiative designed to increase the recruitment, retention, and promotion of diverse lawyers in Connecticut. Each organization that commits to this program will host one college intern to perform tasks at their Connecticut-based office. Such tasks should be designed to expose students to the legal profession. Along with gaining invaluable work experience, the LCD summer interns will participate in professional and etiquette development workshops, go on tours, participate in a mock trial, and will be assigned an attorney mentor.
We hope that once college students are exposed to the legal profession, they will be inspired to pursue a career in law and contribute to the pipeline of talented lawyers of color at LCD member organizations.