Lawyers Journal

Volunteer mentors help other lawyers


If you are a member in good standing of the Massachusetts Bar Association and have practiced for more than seven years, you have the opportunity to share your experience and expertise as an MBA mentor.

Being an MBA mentor is a rewarding and simple way to help fellow attorneys.

Designed with the expectation of a one-time exchange between mentor and mentee, the program helps advance professionalism and collegiality within the profession. Mentors answer occasional queries in the area of law they are most experienced in.

Longtime mentor Raymond S. Ewer, Esq., of Tennant & Ewer PC in Newton, remembers when he first started out and says mentoring is a nice way to give back.

“Questions usually take only 10 or 15 minutes of time,” Ewer said. “It’s typically providing guidance to point the attorney in the right direction and to raise other issues which he or she may want to consider. I’m proud of the Mentor Program and my participation in it.”

Mentee Christine A. Anderson, Esq., of Anderson Law Offices in New Bedford, recently took advantage of the opportunity to ask a question. After being matched by MBA staff with attorney Bernard A. Kansky of Boston, she wrote: “Thank you very much for your help. Attorney Kansky was kind enough to help me out. Thank goodness for this program and the volunteer mentors, I am eternally grateful!”

Mentors are needed in all areas of law. For information on how to become a mentor, contact Christine Baronas at (413) 731-5134 or e-mail [e-mail mentor].
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