OWLS, Markowitz, Herbold Glade & Mehlhaf, and Marger, Johnson & McCollom are proud to sponsor 2014’s Rainmaking & Career Development Mentoring Circle. This is a 5-session substantive program designed to help all lawyers seeking to improve their rainmaking skills!
We are very pleased to welcome our volunteer mentors for this year’s Rainmaking & Career Development Mentoring Circle: They include Rob Schlachter, Stoll Berne; Ruth Pekelder, Pekelder Family Law; Jane Paulson, Paulson Coletti; and Heather Guthrie, Dunn Carney.
We will begin with a kick-off lunch meeting on Thursday, April 24th at Marger, Johnson, & McCollom from 12:00 – 1:30 pm. The kick-off session will be a large group format that includes all mentors and mentees. At the kick-off meeting, mentors and mentees will have a chance to meet each other and the format and topics of the remaining sessions will be discussed. After the kick-off meeting, each mentor will hold three small group sessions with approximately 5-7 mentees and will discuss various topics relevant to rainmaking and career development. Finally, we will conclude with a large group wrap-up session at Markowitz, Herbold Glade & Mehlhaf, date TBD.
Throughout the three, small group sessions, the mentors and mentees will discuss many topics including networking, case selection, generating referrals, the value of extra-curricular commitments, marketing, business plans, finding a niche, and closing the deal with a client.
* Attendance at each session is strongly encouraged. Please note that by registering, mentees are committing to attend most, if not all, of the meetings, especially the small group meetings with the individual mentors.
LOCATION & LOGISTICS
The first meeting of the 2014 Rainmaking & Career Development Mentoring Circle will be held on Thursday, April 24th from 12:00 – 1:30 pm at Marger, Johnson & McCollom (210 SW Morrison St., Suite 400, Portland, OR 97204). The entrance to Marger Johnson’s building (the Centennial Building) is on the south side of Morrison Street between 2nd Ave. and 3rd Ave., just west of Rock Bottom Brewery. Lunch will be provided.
Please contact Karie Trujillo at by Monday, April 14th to register. In your RSVP, please include a preference for your mentor, if you have one, and/or your primary practice area(s). This information will help us pair mentors and mentees. We cannot promise you will be paired with your preferred mentor, but we will do our best.