Join AHLA’s Mentoring
AHLA’s Mentoring Program provides an online portal to help
mentees and mentors in health law connect. Now you can sign up for the
Mentoring Program in the AHLA Communities. This new
platform is user-friendly and makes it easy to join the program and find
prospective mentors or mentees. Best of all, this is a FREE member benefit
available to all members of AHLA.
Why Should You Become
It’s Rewarding. Re-energize yourself and reinvigorate your career.
Mentoring develops your leadership skills and enhances your skills in coaching,
counseling, and listening. You may even develop a long-lasting professional
relationship or friendship with your mentee.
You Get to Pay It Forward. Was there an influential figure who helped you
navigate your career? Now you can be that person to someone else. As a mentor,
you can help someone who is new to health care law, recently graduating, switching
jobs or sectors, or just looking for someone outside of their current workplace
to give advice and guidance.
You’ll Learn Something. The mentor-mentee relationship is a two-way
street. Sharing your career path forces you to reflect on what you may want
next in your career. You can learn more about the job market in another area of
the country or what new graduates are going through trying to find a job. This
information may provide you with a new perspective on an area of law, market,
or career path.
You Can Support Diversity. Diversity comes in many forms: ethnicity,
race, sexual orientation, gender identity, practice location, professional experience,
and career level—just to name a few. You can seek a mentee based on his or her
diverse qualities thereby cultivating diverse future AHLA leaders.
Why Should You Become
It’s Rewarding. As a mentee you have the opportunity to look into a
crystal ball and see your future. Learn from others’ mistakes. Absorb your
mentor’s experience and wisdom.
Network. Network. Network. Even the most successful professionals
had help at some point in their careers. As a mentee, you can make important
connections that could catalyze your career.
You’ll Learn Something. Despite the increase of health law programs,
many senior attorneys find that recent graduates are unprepared for the field. With
a mentor you can explore problems and scenarios you might not
encounter in a text book.
You Can Support Diversity. Become the newest and most inclusive
generation of health lawyers. Find a mentor with whom you can identify; a role
model in which you can see your future self, based on his or her diverse
How Do I Sign Up?
To get started, click on the “Become a Mentor” or “Become a
Mentee” buttons depending on your desired role. We encourage you to consider becoming both a mentor and a mentee for an even richer experience.
Click “Access Mentoring Portal” on the right to discover how the online portal works and
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