Most successful (and honest) attorneys will tell you that they are not self-made. They will tell you that they had people who invested in them and supported them along their law school journey. This is the power of mentorship. Legal mentors are important because they are a source of inspiration, hope, and wisdom. They can challenge you and hold you accountable. Most of all, they completely understand what it’s like to be in your shoes.
The problem is mentors don’t merely drop out of the sky. And sometimes, the mentors you receive through formal mentorship programs are hit or miss. Don’t be discouraged! There are many avenues for you to find someone that you connect with and who is willing to invest their time in your journey.