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On Mentoring

The IAHA Mentoring Program was started in 2013. The program is designed to expand a member’s network within the IAHA and offer continued professional development for all members.

The IAHA Mentoring Program provides experienced attorneys, attorneys who are newly admitted or are newcomers to the practice of health law, and law students an opportunity to engage and learn from one another. The Program would like to recognize members who have taken advantage of this mentoring opportunity and highlight the value of their experience that they have shared. This month we're pleased to highlight Jenna Milaeger of Goldberg Law Group, LLC (Mentor) and Angelique Salib of McDermott Will & Emery LLP (Mentee).


Jenna Milaeger (Mentor)
Goldberg Law Group, LLC


Angelique Salib (Mentee)
McDermott Will & Emery LLP


  1. What is one thing you've learned from your mentor/mentee that you would not have learned from another colleague?

    Jenna (Mentor)

    By learning about Angelique’s work, I gained insight into the structure of a large firm and how they interact with their clients, delegate responsibilities to associates, and incorporate lawyers from other practice groups into a single case.


    Angelique (Mentee)

    My mentor works in a unique practice area from my own and hearing about her work has opened different insights into work that I do not normally come across.


  3. How has the Mentoring Program impacted your professional goals?

    Jenna (Mentor)

    Mentoring has piqued my interest in teaching and/or looking for more opportunities to help law students and young lawyers transition to practice. Many law students and young lawyers have no idea how to apply what they learn in law school to a practice setting. I would like to assist more law students/young lawyers in the transition process.


    Angelique (Mentee)

    I believe that mentoring relationships are very valuable. Learning and receiving advice from a mentor that has been in one’s shoes before helps the mentee navigate their own career. That is not something you can read about. Also, mentoring is a way of building a network which is also key to any career.


  5. Has the program met or exceed your expectations? Why or why not?


Jenna (Mentor)

The program has exceeded my expectations. I enjoy sharing my experiences with Angelique, but also learning from her experiences.


Angelique (Mentee)

Yes. My mentor this year has been very supportive in guiding me through career topics we have discussed.


4. What is something you have taken away from the Program that has surprised you?


Jenna (Mentor)

I’ve taken away a greater sense of the importance of professional networking and development. I’ve also enjoyed learning how lawyers in different practice settings work. It’s helped me think of ways to add value to how I deliver services to my own clients.


Angelique (Mentee)

This is my second year in the mentoring program. From my past experience, I have been surprised by how small the health law community is in Chicago. Mentor-mentee relationships last not only for the one year of the program, but can form the foundation for a career-long relationship where paths cross down the line.


 5. Has the time commitment been manageable? Why or why not?


Jenna (Mentor)

The time commitment has been very manageable. Angelique and I have been able to schedule meetings via text message with relatively short notice. If work conflicts arise with scheduled meetings, we have both been flexible in rescheduling meetings.


Angelique (Mentee)

Yes. My mentor and I aim to meet once a month and we find a time that is mutually agreeable.


Thank you for your interest in the IAHA Mentoring Program.

Please read the following important information about the structure of the Program, including FAQs about the Program at the bottom of the page.

The IAHA Mentoring Program offers two participation tracks – a CLE Track and a Non-CLE Track.

CLE Track

The CLE Track was developed by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism (ILSCCP). The program is sponsored by IAHA and is approved by the ILSCCP.

The CLE Track provides eligible participants an opportunity to earn 6 professional responsibility CLE credits. Newly-admitted attorneys may use this program to earn the 6 hours of professional responsibility credits that are required as part of Basic Skills. If the program is used to satisfy the Basic Skills Professional Responsibility requirement, it does not have to be completed at the time the newly-admitted attorney is required to report compliance.

There is no fee to obtain the CLE credit.

Eligible Participants and Requirements:  


  • Admitted to practice law in Illinois for not less than five years.
  • Registered as active and in good standing on IL ARDC Master Roll of Attorneys
  • Never suspended or disbarred from practice in any state or jurisdiction
  • No formal disciplinary complaint pending.


  • Admitted to practice law in Illinois no more than four years prior to beginning the program OR passed the Illinois bar exam and awaiting formal admission to practice law in Illinois
  • Practicing or intend to practice law in Illinois
  • Completes the program within the first five years of practice

Mentors and mentees in the CLE Track must complete specific requirements established by the ILSCCP. IAHA will provide mentors and mentees various resources, including ILSCCP-developed materials, to assist them in meeting the ILSCCP requirements:


  • Attend an Orientation Session to begin the mentoring year;
  • Sign a Mentoring Agreement defining parameters for the year;
  • Develop an individualized Mentoring Plan at the outset of the year that identifies actions in designated ILSCCP professional responsibility CLE categories that the mentor and mentee will complete throughout the year;
  • Meet at least eight (8) times in-person;*
  • Attest in writing at the end of the year that they have completed the actions identified in the Mentoring Plan and that they have met at least eight (8) times in-person (or three (3) times in-person and five (5) times via video if applicable, see the Distance Mentoring Exception below) by the end of the mentoring year;
  • Apply for CLE credit at the end of the mentoring year.

*Available Distance Mentoring Exception
In certain circumstances, if mentoring pairs do not live within a commutable distance or if they demonstrate a compelling need, at the discretion of the IAHA Mentoring Program Administrator, they may be permitted to meet via video-assisted communication. At least three (3) of the eight meetings must be held in-person and five (5) may be held via video communication, such as Skype, FaceTime or videoconferencing.

Non-CLE Track

The Non-CLE Track provides participants who are not eligible for the CLE Track or do not wish to commit to completing the CLE Track requirements an opportunity to participate in the Program. Non-CLE Track participants are asked to commit at minimum one (1) hour per month to the Mentor/Mentee relationship. 

If you have any questions related to the Mentoring Program, please contact the Mentoring Program co-chairs, Nicholas Brescia or Limo Cherien.


Applications for the 2017-2018 Mentoring Program are currently closed.  Applications for the 2018-2019 Program will be accepted in early 2018. 




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