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Fostering mentoring relationships, from top general counsel

What role should a general counsel play?

The mentoring topic is inspired by the Women, Influence & Power in Law (WIPL) conference held in Washington D.C. by InsideCounsel earlier this month. A recurring theme emerged from the leadership track sessions. Essentially, no one succeeds alone, and you should seek out mentors and personal advisors throughout your career.

While a general counsel might serve as an internal sponsor to help a protégé gain executive level acceptance — and we will address sponsorship in a future column — mentoring relationships come in many varieties, usually outside the boss/employee structure. Recognizing that healthy mentoring relationships serve companies well, what role can a general counsel play to foster this behavior?


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