Lawyers hear a lot about mentoring, but identifying a mentor when one is brand new to the bar can be a challenge. If you are an experienced attorney interested in sharing your wisdom and guidance with lawyers new to the State Bar of Nevada, Transitioning into Practice is for you!

Transitioning into Practice:

  • Matches new admittees to the State Bar of Nevada with experienced Nevada attorney-mentors.
  • Assists with law practice management, effective client representation, career development and more.
  • Provides guidance for lawyers in all types of practice.
  • Requires a small amount of time each month.

Minimum Requirements for Mentors:

  • Be a member of the State Bar of Nevada in good standing with no prior disciplinary actions in the past 10 years.
  • Have at least seven (7) years of practice experience in the state of Nevada.
  • Possess a reputation in the local legal community for competence and ethical and professional conduct.
  • Have not had any sanctions, suspensions or disbarments in any state from the practice of law in the past 10 years.
  • Carry and provide proof of $500,000 minimum malpractice insurance policy (private practitioners only).
  • Sign and adhere to the Mentor Agreement found on our Mentor Resources page.
  • Maintain aforementioned qualifications once appointed as a mentor and must prove to be an asset to the TIP program as determined by the Mentor Evaluation process at the conclusion of each program cycle.

Mentor Commitment:

  • Mentors are expected to participate in all functions of the mentoring program. This includes but is not limited to monthly meetings either at a group function or mentor-mentee function.
  • Mentors are appointed in two-year terms in which they are expected to be available to participate in at least one six-month cycle each year.
  • The mentor will participate in evaluating the mentoring relationship at the end of the cycle.
  • The mentor is responsible for assessing whether the new admittee successfully completed the program.

Apply to Become a TIP Mentor!

If you are interested in serving as a TIP mentor, please complete the form below. The data you provide will help the State Bar of Nevada to best pair you with a newly admitted attorney. All TIP mentor applications will be submitted to the State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors for approval and to the Nevada Supreme Court for formal appointment.

For questions about serving as a TIP mentor, please review the Mentor Resources webpage or email us at tip@nvbar.org.

Before You Start

Please be sure to have a copy of your resume or CV. Prior to submitting your application, you will need to upload it to this page.

TIP Mentor Application Form

  • Please enter your three to five digit bar number only - no text.
    Please select the option that best describes your practice type.
    Note: Every attempt will be made to pair mentors with newly admitted attorneys who practice in the same firm.
    Please select the option(s) that best describe your area of practice.
    Note: While discipline is NOT a per se disqualification, the failure to disclose discipline shall disqualify you from an appointment.
  • By checking "Yes" above, I do hereby waive any confidentiality and consent to disclosure to the Board of Governors of all discipline files and records in jurisdictions where I am or have been admitted to practice regarding any complaints filed against me, open or closed, pending or resolved for the limited purpose of considering my application in this appointment process. Click here for a Discipline Key.
  • Mentor Agreement
    By checking this box, I attest to having a $500,000 minimum malpractice insurance policy (private practitioners only). If you are not in private practice, check N/A.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
    Please select the file from your computer and click the submit button. Your file will be automatically attached.
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