TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Sep 23, 2019

TBA President Sarah Y. Sheppeard writes in President’s Perspective about the importance of being a mentor and having a mentor, recalling a long-ago incident. “I expected to be fired that day for making the biggest mistake in my four-week long career,” she writes. “Instead, I was told ‘Listen, kid (and I was a kid), other than letting the statute of limitations run, there are very few mistakes you can make that I can’t fix.’” Sheppeard was saved that day by a caring mentor (who showed a lot of grace) and she tries to pass that along to new lawyers now. But she also realizes the importance of continuing to have mentors, even long into her career.