Mentors / Attorneys

Raising the Bar is a mentorship program designed for 3Ls who are preparing for the bar examination process. The WBA is recruiting lawyers of all ages to assist in this effort to help students of color increase their first time bar passage rate. There is no minimum time reqiurement involved with mentoring. However, mentors are expected to offer critical advice to their mentees regarding the application and examination process. The student and mentor will establish the parameters for the mentoring relationship. The mentoring relationship officially concludes AFTER bar examination results are released. Mentors and mentees are encoruaged to stay in touch beyond the examination process.

Types of assistance offered to mentees includes but is not limited to:

  • Giving advice on time management and testing taking skills
  • Lending bar materials
  • Acting as a cheerleader (source of encouragement)

To enroll in the program, please complete the application form here, or e-mail Raising the Bar Initiative Committee at