The Mentor Program essentially pairs paralegal/legal studies students and paralegals that are new to the profession or a specific area of law with more experienced paralegals. There is no cost to participate in this program and although membership within the KPA is strongly encouraged, it is not required for students who wish to participate in the program.
Individuals that are interested in participating in the Mentor Program (either as a Mentor or Mentee) should contact KPA’s Education Director, Andrea Duncan, RP (firstname.lastname@example.org) and provide the following information:
· What educational institution you are enrolled at
· What degree or certificate you are working towards
· Anticipated graduation/completion date
Once that information is received, the Education Director will pair the Mentee with a Mentor that provides the best fit for the requested geographic location and/or areas of law. Once the Mentor and Mentee are paired, it is for them to determine the method and frequency of communication or contact. Some individuals prefer to meet in person, while others find it more feasible to communicate via email.
The Mentor Program provides an opportunity for networking, camaraderie, and professional development.