In November 2014, the State Bar Board of Trustees approved the creation and appointment of the Mentoring Task Force as a special committee of the board. A membership roster can be accessed below.

The Task Force was designed to bring together the Sections, California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA), the Council on Access & Fairness and the Board of Trustees to encourage the exploration, creation and development of mentoring programs and initiatives for young or new lawyers. The Task Force was charged with coordinating the past and present efforts of each group, and exploring and promoting best practices that can be implemented in mentoring programs. The aim of the mentoring of young or new lawyers is to increase competency, professionalism and ethics amongst these lawyers. The Task Force also was asked to consider and identify sources of funding for this effort and is expected to make a report to the full Board of Trustees during the current board year.

Development of the report and recommendations will include circulation of the draft report for public comment to obtain input from key stakeholders.

List of Materials

Mentoring Task Force Roster

Notices and Agendas

Task Force Meetings:
  • Sept. 15, 2015 (Los Angeles)
  • June 2, 2015 (San Francisco)
  • April 8, 2015 (San Francisco)

Working Group Meetings (all by conference call):
  • Statewide Programs:
March 31, 2015, 1:30 p.m.
  • Local/minority bars, law firms, law schools, other organizations:
March 10, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
  • Online Programs:
March 12, 2015, 10 a.m.
April 27, 2015, 10 a.m.
May 18, 2015, 10 a.m.
  • Marketing and Recruitment:
March 20, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
April 3, 2015, 12 noon


Subscribe to notices and agendas for the Civil Justice Strategies Task Force.



Patricia Lee
Special Assistant for Diversity & Bar Relations
The State Bar of California
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-538-2240