The National Capital
Area Paralegal Association (NCAPA) recognizes the value of mentoring as an
instrument of organizational learning. This program will provide an opportunity
for successful individuals (mentors) to share wise counsel, knowledge, and offer
advice to new members or paralegals. This interactive mechanism will not only
enhance the skills of seasoned NCAPA members but also enhance professional and
career skills of new paralegals entering the organization. The mentor can help
mentees learn to handle various situations, enhance their developmental skills,
and avoid some of the pitfalls that can potentially side track a career or
delay promotion opportunities.
This mentoring program has the potential of broadening skills, experience, and expertise throughout the organization. The Mentoring Program, which launched in 2014 by GW Paralegal Students Pascalle Goddard (current NCAPA Board of Director) and Christine Villarreal (former NCAPA Board of Director), is designed to become an integral part of NCAPA's culture to help new members and paralegals realize their goals and potentials. Additionally, it is intended to help all members to develop personally and professionally, and to enhance their working relationships. This program will match experienced paralegals with entry level or paralegal student members from a variety of legal area and expertise.
Mentorship Program 2019 Upcoming Events:
If you are interested in serving as an NCAPA mentor or mentee, please apply using the application forms linked below and submit via e-mail to the Mentorship Committee at [email protected] along with any questions you may have.
Mentorship Program Objectives:
Participating as a mentor or mentee is strictly voluntary; however, the following requirements must be next:
Contact: Pascalle Goddard, Mentorship Committee Chair ([email protected])