CAFA Mentor Match-Up Program
The CAFA Section of the Austin Bar Association is really excited to offer a new mentoring opportunity to our members.
- To allow those with more experience to share their knowledge.
- To allow those with less experience to avoid having to reinvent the wheel.
- To encourage and support more attorneys joining our CAFA list and CAFA Section.
- To allow those attorneys whom the Court requires receive mentoring before they can accept appointments to do so.
- CAFA cannot vouch for or vet any mentor beyond what is included below.
- Every attorney is ultimately responsible for his or her own work and for following the ethical guidelines inherent in the practice of law.
How can I be a mentor?
Have you practiced in the area of CPS law for five years or more? Are you a member of the CAFA Section? THEN YOU CAN BE A MENTOR!
How can I be a mentee?
Have you completed all the CLE required to receive appointments in Travis County CPS cases? Are you a member of the CAFA Section? THEN YOU CAN BE A MENTEE!
Requirements for the Mentor:
- Agree to mentor for six months.
- Attend at least one hearing of the Mentee’s to offer feedback on courtroom presentation.
- Share basic forms (answer, request/answer discovery, etc.)
- Meet at least twice in person over the six months to discuss specific cases of the Mentee’s and offer strategic help and feedback, and answer questions.
- Be available via phone or email to answer questions, as schedules allow.
Requirements for the Mentee:
- Attend at least two hearings of the Mentor’s to observe and discuss afterwards with the Mentor.