McHenry County Bar Association


A partnership with the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism


McHenry County Bar Association announces the MCBA Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program, a partnership with the ILSCCP. We welcome you to apply to participate in the McHenry County Bar Association Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program.


New Lawyer Mentee:


Rule 795(d)(12) requires that completion of the mentoring program “occurs during the first three years of the mentee’s practice in Illinois.”  Therefore, the minimum standards for a New Lawyer Mentee are:

Experienced Lawyer Mentor:


A lawyer seeking to serve as a mentor shall meet the following minimum standards:

Mentor & New Lawyer Mentee Requirements:

Mentoring Plan:


In developing their Mentoring Plan, the mentor and mentee shall select and complete at least one specific action item in each of the following five categories of the professional responsibility CLE requirement:

  1. Professionalism
  2. Legal Ethics
  3. Civility
  4. Diversity and Inclusion
  5. Wellness, Mental Health and Addiction

Suggested activities are provided. 


Earn Professional Responsibility Credit for Participating


Lawyers completing a comprehensive year-long structured mentoring program, as either a mentor or mentee, may earn credit equal to the minimum professional responsibility credit during the two-year reporting period of completion, provided that the mentoring plan is preapproved by the Commission on Professionalism, the completion is attested to by both mentor and mentee, and completion occurs during the first three years of the mentee’s practice in Illinois.


Important Website Resources:


McHenry County Bar Association Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program website:


IL Commission on Professionalism Mentor Program Website:


ILSCCP Mentoring Program Guide, ILSCCP Mentoring Plan, and ILSCCP Mentoring Resources






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