Request A Mentor!
The Section of Taxation of the Maryland State
Bar Association is pleased to sponsor a pro bono Mentor Program to
assist newer, less experienced tax practitioners who are members of the Section
of Taxation. Attorneys who have been admitted to practice for three years
or less are eligible to participate in the Section’s mentoring program.
Experienced tax attorneys are encouraged to participate in the program by serving
The purpose of the program is to provide a resource
for attorneys who practice in the areas of state and federal income taxation
to seek and receive advice, or to discuss one of more of the following areas
of concern: (1) practical practice-related issues; (2) substantive areas
of the law specific to taxation issues and related procedural issues; (3)
appropriate and professional conduct and how to deal with inappropriate conduct;
and (4) the importance and means of being involved in Bar and community activities
and in developing a support network for the attorney’s practice.
Attorneys using the Section of Taxation’s
Mentoring Program are not establishing an attorney/client relationship. Rather,
the purpose is to provide counseling, guidance and a learning relationship.
The less experienced attorney should not reveal any client confidences to
the more experienced attorney, but rather seek guidance in general areas.
The mentor will maintain all information conveyed to the attorney as private
and confidential. The mentor will not provide legal advice as co-counsel
to the less experienced attorney or his or her client as part of the Mentor/Mentee
Program. The professional responsibility to the client is solely that of
the attorney/mentee. The less experienced attorney shall not disclose the
content of any discussions, suggestions or advice by the mentor to any persona
under any circumstances, unless ordered by a Court of competent jurisdiction
to do so.
The services provided by the mentor are voluntary
and done by the mentor as part of a pro bono service provided by the
Section of Taxation. The mentor/mentee relationship is for a period not to
exceed two (2) years. Mentors and mentees are required to sign a Mentor
The Section of Taxation neither encourages nor
discourages any further arrangements with or retention of the mentor by the
attorney/mentee for other matters. If the attorney desires to associate with
the mentor in the handling of any matter for any person, such agreement should
be in writing and under no circumstances will the Section of Taxation be
If you have any questions or require additional
information, please contact the current chair of the Member Services Committee,
Section of Taxation.
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