NextGen Committee (formerly known as the Mentorship Committee)

The chapter’s NextGen Committee seeks to serve as a catalyst for active communication between law school chapters, recent graduates, long-time Guild members and the various Board committees. Through regular meetings and occasional sponsored events, including the annual Mentorship Cocktail Party, the goal of the Committee is to grow the Guild by building lasting, inspiring relationships between Bay Area NLG members. The Committee will provide opportunities for NLG members to share ideas, solicit advice, find a mentor or mentee and explore opportunities for partnership in local projects. The Committee will also steward the chapter Mentorship Program.

If your Guild committee, law firm or school NLG chapter is seeking law students or recent graduates to get involved in your project or support your litigation, or if you simply want to promote an activity, let us know and we’ll make the connections! We’re also interested in opportunities to co-sponsor and promote social events with other committees, so feel free to drop us a line.

The Guild Mentorship Project

The Guild Mentorship Project was created to support progressive law students, promote new leadership within the Guild and develop lasting bonds among our members. We link law students, recent graduates, or legal workers with experienced Guild attorneys and legal workers. Mentors offer guidance and support for less experienced members and are encouraged to attend Guild events together and meet several times a year.

Only active members of the Bay Area Guild Chapter will be provided with a mentor. The duration of matches will be for one year from the date of assignment, unless the mentor and mentee expresses a desire to maintain their formal relationship for a longer period.

Recent graduates and new attorneys and legal workers can join the program through filling out an application. The student chapter representative at each law school will make the application form available at orientation information tables and the first chapter meeting of the semester.

The NLGSF is committed to furthering social justice in multiple dimensions of power and identity. If you'd like us to consider your self-identity as we attempt to match your mentor/mentee, please indicate as such on the enrollment form and we will do our best to meet your needs.

Lawyers, Law Students and Legal Workers

Attorney mentors will be assigned to either a law student or recent law school graduate. Whenever possible, we connect Guild legal workers mentees with more experienced Guild legal workers mentors but if a legal worker mentor is not available, we will link the legal worker mentee with an attorney mentor.

For more information about mentor/mentee duties and suggested activities please click here

Get Involved

The NextGen Committee is made up of Guild law students, legal workers and attorneys from the greater Bay Area and meet once a month alternating between Oakland and San Francisco. To get involved on the committee contact us at Sign up to become a mentor here or a mentee here.

You can also download the mentorship brochure here (pdf).

Committee Documents

Committee Roles, Policies & Procedures

Mentorship Party Policies & Procedures