The DEBA Mentoring Program
Launched in 2013, the DEBA Mentoring Program pairs young attorneys with experienced attorneys. The DEBA Mentoring Program is accredited by the Colorado Supreme Court and provides CLE credit to the participants.
The DEBA Mentoring Program is based on the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program created by the Colorado Supreme Court to foster attorney development and professionalism in Colorado. The CAMP program is headed by John Baker and is housed at the Colorado Supreme Court. Information on CAMP can be found here: http://coloradomentoring.org.
The DEBA Mentoring Program is chaired by Bernie Greenberg who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in advancing your legal profession, please take a moment to seriously consider participation in the Douglas Elbert County Mentor Program as either a mentor or a mentee. DEBA is seeking both mentors will to serve and attorneys desiring to be mentored.
The Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP) has been authorized through Rule 255 C.R.C.P. to promote mentoring throughout Colorado. Mentors who successfully participate in the Mentoring Program are eligible for 15 Continuing Legal Education credits per three-year compliance period.
The objectives of the Program can be viewed broadly as promoting pride in the profession; excellence in service; and strong relationships with the bar, clients, and the public, through teaching the core values and ideals of the legal profession and the best practices for meeting those ideals.
The required qualifications to be a Mentor are:
- Colorado attorney or judge, with an active license, in good standing, and engaged in the practice of law; or retired Colorado attorney or judge, who retired from the practice in good standing.
- Admitted to practice law in Colorado for not less than five years.
- No suspensions or disbarments from the practice of law from any jurisdiction, nor surrender of license to practice law for purpose of disposing of pending disciplinary proceeding in any jurisdiction.
- No sanction by a governing authority in the five years preceding application as a Mentor.
- No formal disciplinary complaint pending before Attorney Regulation pursuant to C.R.C.P. 251.12, or current participation in a diversion program pursuant to C.R.C.P. 251.13. An attorney is not disqualified from serving as a Mentor if an investigation was conducted or if there was previous successful completion of participation in a diversion program, and no formal complaint was filed.
Appointment as a Mentor is valid for 5 years, after which time you may re-apply. During your term, you must notify the Executive Director of any change affecting the above qualifications.
The Mentor Program is a professional relationship. It does not contemplate and is not intended to create a formal association or attorney-client relationship between the Mentee and the Mentor. Similarly, for Mentors and Mentees not of the same law firm or office, the Mentor Program does not create an attorney-client relationship between the Mentor and the Mentee’s clients; Mentees must ultimately exercise their own independent professional judgment on behalf of their clients.
If you wish to be mentored, please contact Bernie Greenberg to discuss with him the details of your experiences and needs.