To Prospective Mentees: 

The Elder Law and Special Needs Section is pleased to continue its mentor program which pairs an experienced elder law attorney with a Section member new to the practice of elder law. The mentoring program provides: One-on-one mentoring matching experienced elder law attorneys with those who are newer to the practice; Opportunities to work together on Section programs, reports and events that will enhance careers and the profession; and Continuing legal education programs tailored to new elder law attorneys.

We anticipate that 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. We are also considering "tracks" of CLE programs at upcoming Section meetings that will be suitable for mentors/mentees to attend together. As for ad hoc opportunities, we look forward to seeing what pairs come up with, and to 
learning from one another. We hope 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. 

To Be a Mentee: 
1. You must be practicing elder law for five years or fewer; 
2. You must be a member in good standing of the Elder Law Section of NYSBA; 
3. You are expected to attend at least two Section meetings.

Interested?  Please out the attached form and e-mail to: Tim Casserly at or Joan Robert at or Rich Marchese at 

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