EBA Mentor Program
“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” — Bob Proctor
The Energy Bar Association (“EBA”) is dedicated to promoting excellence in the practice of energy law. Consistent with that objective, EBA is facilitating opportunities for members to network in order to build relationships and share knowledge and experiences. The EBA Mentorship Program was established to promote this objective. EBA appreciates the willingness of its members to assist each other in the development of their professional careers and active engagement in EBA opportunities.
The EBA Masters Council is a group of experienced EBA members committed to mentoring EBA members who are beginning their legal careers or considering a mid-career change. The Council is responding to the radical changes in EBA programming due to COVID-19 restrictions by offering a virtual mentoring program.
Mentoring - whether formal or informal - is a vital part of nearly every successful legal career. Learning from the experiences of those who have navigated the complexities of a career in energy law such as growing client relationships, transitioning from a firm to in-house or government positions and vice versa, or being the “first” woman or person of color to hold a particular position provides important perspective and insight that can help you find the best path for your own career. Mentoring is also well-recognized as key to creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace and community.
Council Chair Sue Kelly, the recently retired President & CEO of the American Public Power Association and the other members of the Council have extensive experience among them. Read short bios and details of their respective experiences below.
EBA members can reach out to any Council member to schedule a confidential half-hour virtual meeting to discuss career options, networking strategies, how to become more involved in EBA and other professional organizations, or any other questions you may have about navigating your career in the energy sector.
The Council hopes that “going virtual” will make EBA’s mentoring program more accessible to EBA members nationwide during this difficult time. If you could use some insights into energy law career options and professional development, or just need a “second opinion” on your career path, please feel free to contact any one of the Council members.
2020-2021 EBA Mentors
Reach out to one of the Masters Council Members today and begin a relationship that is likely to be one of the most important in your career!
The Benefits of Being a Mentor
The Importance of Mentorship