The MHBA is committed to encourage the participation of Latino/a students in developing and remaining responsive to the social, political, and academic promotion of the Latino/a community and to encourage and promote the recruitment, academic achievement, and retention of Latino/a law students in Minnesota and elsewhere.
The MHBA Mentorship Program matches attorneys with law students to provide guidance and an introduction into the legal community in Minnesota. By matching law students and attorneys by area of interest, the Mentorship Program provides students with the resources to succeed as law students and future attorneys in the Minnesota legal community. First, the MHBA Mentorship Program provides students with the opportunity to learn more about the Latino/a legal community in Minnesota. Second, the valuable relationships that are formed will help students in their present and future job searches. Third, students are afforded the opportunity to have their resumes and writing samples reviewed by their mentors. Lastly, students have the option of having mock interviews in preparation for job interviews.
The MHBA has an annual mentor/mentee reception during the Fall Semester to introduce students to attorney mentors. The mentoring process can last well beyond the student’s law school career, and some mentor/mentees find themselves serving on the MHBA board together.Please visit the events section for more information.