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Mentor presentation.

Jan 24, 2017 - Mentors, Networking and Growing Your Professional Self
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Moderator: Brian D. Gwitt '98, Partner, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP


  • Anne E. Joynt '05, Partner, Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC
  • Ryan K. Parisi '10, Assistant District Attorney, Niagara County District Attorney's Office
  • Tiffany R. Perry '00, Court Attorney Referee, Erie County Family Court
  • Jason G. Ulatowski '07, Associate General Counsel, PCB Piezotronics, Inc.

Things to Watch

Mentor Webinar Series:

This series was live conducted by William MacDonald, assistant dean for academic & bar success.

Tuesday, February 27
Out of the Starting Gate

  • Suggestions to keep the mentoring relationship fresh
  • Goals to aim for over time
Getting started

Tuesday, March 13
Handling Bumps in the Road

  • Making the mentoring relationship work
  • What to do if your mentee is having trouble
Handling Bumps in the Road

Tuesday, March 27
Opportunities over the Long Run

  • Building upon what you have learned about your mentee
  • How to leverage your perspective and experience
Opportunities over the Long Run

Tuesday, April 10
Approaching the Finish Line

  • Deciding whether to wrap up or continue the formal mentoring relationship
  • Preparing your student for summer break
Approaching the Finish Line