Inver Hills Paralegal Program

Mentoring Recommendations

Mentor:

  • Be a Second Year student with 18 credits and Legal Research class completed
  • Be committed to the mentorship relationship for two consecutive semesters
  • Understands the relationship is voluntary
  • Observes confidentiality strictly
  • Understands there are no guaranteed results
  • Gives advice but expects the Mentee to make their own decisions
  • Asks questions to determine the issue
  • Assists in creating strategies and objectives for success in class
  • Assists Mentee in overcoming any personal barriers they may have
  • Will not act as an advocate on behalf of Mentee to instructors or administration
  • Focuses on needs of Mentee
  • Be respectful and courteous – timeliness and cancellations
  • Be honest and open
  • Be confident
  • Be easy to approach
  • Be flexible
  • Be encouraging and positive
  • Be patient and understanding
  • See the mentee as an equal

If you would like to be a mentor to another student, please fill in the mentorship form for mentors.

Mentee:

  • Be a First Year paralegal student or new student to campus
  • Be committed to the mentorship relationship for two consecutive semesters
  • Observes confidentiality strictly
  • Be respectful and courteous – timeliness and cancellations
  • Understands the relationship is voluntary
  • Understands there are no guaranteed results
  • Be open minded
  • Be flexible
  • Be honest
  • Asks questions
  • Provides your Mentor with feedback
  • Discusses academic or personal issues which are causing barriers to success
  • Understand that Mentor will not act as an advocate on behalf of Mentee to instructors or administration
  • Learns about campus resources, programs and networks to eliminate factors that may prevent success

If you would like to be mentored by another student, please fill in the mentorship form for mentees.