The Law Society offers three mentoring programmes for 2023:

  1. A bespoke programme open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law students in any year of their study – applications close on Monday, 3 April 2023.
  2. A programme for Practitioners linking senior and junior practitioners for guidance on the next steps in their careers – applications close on Monday, 3 April 2023.
  3. A programme pairing emerging practitioners with Law Students. Applications are now closed.

1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students

This mentoring programme is now open to any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students in any year of their study of law. For more information, or to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), please click on the button below. Applications close on on Monday, 3 April 2023.

For any queries, please contact

2. Mentoring Programme for Lawyers

Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction – John C Crosby

Looking for guidance to take the next step in your career? 

The mentoring programme for practitioners is open to any  practitioner who:

  • is a financial ordinary member of the Law Society; and
  • will be able to participate in the programme.

This programme receives great feedback each year. Please read our mentees testimonials for more information.

Expressions of interest are now open to both Mentees and Mentors for the 2023 Law Society’s Mentoring Programme for Lawyers. The programme will be available to practitioners of all levels of practice post admission. Please click on the buttons below for more information or to submit an Expression of Interest. Applications close Monday, 3 April 2023.

For all queries, please email or call (08) 9324 8600.

3. 2023 Law Student Mentoring Programme (Applications now closed for 2023.)

The YLC Law Student Mentoring Programme pairs emerging practitioners with current law students to provide guidance and support to the transition from student to law graduate and then to lawyer. For more information, please visit the Young Lawyers Committee page.

To participate you must be a current member of the Law Society.

Please note that applications are closed for the 2023 Law Student Mentoring Programme. 

For all enquiries, please contact the Membership Services Team on (08) 9324 8692 or email


  • Make potentially long term professional connections
  • Improve communication and interpersonal skills
  • Identify professional development opportunities
  • Set career goals and pathways to achieve success
  • Gain a role model
  • Opportunity to discuss matters openly and in-confidence with senior members of the profession
  • Opportunity to review your CV


  • Personal and professional satisfaction
  • Give back to the profession
  • Share your experience
  • Learn from your mentee
  • Be at the forefront of emerging issues for practitioners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law students
  • Assisting practitioners/law students with the many challenges and expectations of a career in the law


  • New mentors to attend a training workshop
  • Meet one-to-one with mentee approximately every four weeks