Mentor Program


The Elder Law and Special Needs Section is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the 2019 mentorship program. As in prior years, this program will pair an experienced elder law attorney with a Section member new to the practice of elder law for the coming year.  The term is for one year, commencing January 31, 2019 and ending February 1, 2020.  The mentoring program will provide 

  • A one-on-one mentoring initiative matching experienced Elder Law and Special Needs attorneys with those who are newer to the practice; and
  • Opportunities to work together on section programs, reports and events that will enhance careers and the profession.

The mentoring relationships will incorporate a number of different elements, encompassing a mix of formal and more "ad hoc" opportunities for mentors and mentees to collaborate.  Section Committee Chairs are poised to welcome mentor/mentee pairs to work together on committee projects, reports, events, etc.  As for ad hoc opportunities, we look forward to seeing what pairs come up with, and to learning from one another.  We plan that there will be at least one communication per month, whether in person, by telephone or email, to keep continuity and maximize the value to the participants. 


  1. You must be practicing elder law for 5 years or fewer;
  2. You must be a member in good standing of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section of NYSBA; and
  3. You must attend at least 2 Section meetings.

If you are interested in applying to be a mentor or mentee2019 Request for Mentor, please fill out the appropriate form below and email to Richard A. Weinblatt.

We look forward to making this a rewarding experience for both Mentors and Mentees!

Prospective Mentor Application

Prospective Mentee Application

Guide to the Section