In February of 2013, the Colorado Supreme Court established the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (“CAMP”). CAMP helps newly admitted attorneys acquire legal competence and develop an ethical and professional “identity” by pairing them in mentoring relationships with experienced Colorado attorneys. Over the past year, CAMP has promoted these mentoring relationships through formal and informal programs facilitated through local bar associations, Inns of Court, private law firms, public law offices, and other legal organizations throughout Colorado. As the new Chief Justice, I encourage all newly admitted attorneys who are looking for a mentor, and all experienced attorneys who want to act as mentors, to get involved with CAMP. All of the participants in the Colorado legal system, especially the parties and clients, benefit from this wonderful resource for increasing competence and the professionalism of the state’s attorneys. – Honorable Nancy E. Rice, Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice
Click here to read the Press Release from Former Chief Justice Bender and the State Court Administrator, Gerald Marroney, regarding John Baker’s appointment as the Director of CAMP.
The mission of The Docket is to educate and entertain the legal community. In the March issue, DBA President Dan McCune interviewed CAMP Director John Baker. To view the March Fireside Chat interview, click
There is a “new normal” in the legal profession! Law practice has gone through dynamic change over the last five to ten years, in part, driven by the challenging economic times, but also influenced by the fast-paced and high-pressure technology driven practice of law. Experienced attorneys and the young lawyers feel that they have less time for mentoring. No worries! Attorney mentoring in Colorado evolved to keep up with the changes in the legal profession and in the legal system! There are three newly conceived mentoring ideas, designed to meet the challenges of these changing times. Click here to read an article by CAMP Director John Baker and published in the January 2014 edition of Law Week Colorado.