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Program Overview

Is reverse mentoring, which is typically thought of as having younger workers help those who are older, and mutual mentoring where younger and older worker mentor one another something that can work with lawyers and law firms? In fact, there are many uses and advantages of reverse and, more importantly, mutual mentoring, especially in the legal profession. This webinar will dive in to how and whether more experienced lawyers should not only consider mentoring younger workers, but also having younger workers help and mentor those with more experience. Certainly the benefits for both sides could be enormous especially considering the disruption occurring in the legal profession, the onslaught of changes that will impact the manner of how we work and the enhanced need for communication and understating between generations.


Who Should Attend

  • Managing partners, in house department chairs and anyone who supervise mixed generational groups of workers
  • Anyone interested in bridging generational gaps and learning how best to communicate with various age groups
  • Anyone interested in learning how to become more innovative in their practice and work

What You Will Learn

  • What reverse and mutual mentoring entails, how to initiate and practice it, and what can be learned from.
  • Why mutual may be an optimum solution for forming relationships that enhance and speed on the job training and satisfaction.
  • How to adopt a reverse and mutual mentoring plan.


    Stephen Embry

    Stephen Embry is a national litigator and advisor who is experienced in developing solutions to complex litigation and corporate problems. His mission is to find simple, successful and elegant solutions to civil litigation problems and dilemmas primarily in the mass tort, business and consumer class action, and privacy and data breach arenas. Stephen is also a frequent speaker, blogger and writer. He is publisher of TechLaw Crossroads, a blog devoted to the examination of the tension between technology, the law and the practice of law. He is also co-author of a book entitled Mass Tort Claims Resolution Facilities and the 2017 and 2016 editions of the American Bar Association’s TechReports.

    Bonnie Moss

    Bonnie Moss has been a Managing Attorney with State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company for the past 20 years. She oversees litigation in the San Diego and Riverside Claim Litigation Counsel offices. Prior to that time, she worked for a private insurance defense firm in San Diego for 18 years. Bonnie has been a member of DRI both while she was in private practice as well as since she has been in-house counsel for State Farm. Bonnie graduated from Loyola University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois and has a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation (CPCU). She is a member of the steering committee for the Law Practice Management sub-committee of DRI.

    Marta-Ann Schnabel

    Marta-Ann Schnabel is the managing director of O’Bryon & Schnabel, PLC. She is an AV rated litigator and has been honored as one of Super Lawyer’s Top 25 Women Lawyers. A past president of the Louisiana State Bar Association, she is the Vice Chair of the DRI LPM Committee and a member of the Center for Law and Public Policy. She participated as an author and editor of the DRI Law Practice Management Handbook and is a frequent lecturer on law practice management and ethics issues.

    Angelica A. Zabanal

    Angelica A. Zabanal is an Associate of Selman Breitman LLP in the firm’s Commercial Litigation, General Liability, Construction, Transportation, and Equine Law practice groups. Angelica has represented national insurance companies in complex insurance fraud litigation. She secured an $11.5 million judgment for her client as third-chair in a 2016 jury trial. A daughter of Filipino immigrants, Angelica was raised in Hawai’i with her four siblings. Angelica moved to the Bay in 2005 to attend Stanford University. She resides in Oakland.

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