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A Viral LinkedIn Post Births a New Legal Mentoring Organization

A Perkins Coie partner's post led to the Legal Mentor Network, and new nonprofit comprising 250 Big Law and corporate counsel mentors and 1,000 mentees.

Dylan Jackson
December 1, 2021
  • Several attorneys and law firm executives have launched the Legal Mentors Network.
  • The nonprofit so far has 250 mentors and 1,000 mentees, most of whom are law school students or early-career attorneys.
  • The organization was inspired by a viral LinkedIn post that struck a chord with many in the legal industry.

Last year, Perkins Coie partner Brian Potts shared a rejection letter he got from his firm dated Oct. 17, 2002.

“We have carefully reviewed your file and were impressed by your fine record of achievement and qualifications,” the letter read. “Unfortunately, in light of our projected needs, we are unable to consider your application further.”

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