Mentoring Programme

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law Student Mentoring Programme

The Law Society and its Indigenous Legal Issues Committee offer a mentoring programme for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander law students from Western Australian universities.

Mentors and mentees are required to participate in a two hour training session with the programme facilitator which focuses on the skills necessary to develop a mentoring relationship.

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander law students are encouraged to express their interest in participating in the mentoring programme.

Please complete an Expression of Interest:

  • Mentee – open until Monday, 16 May 2016
  • Mentor – open until Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Junior Practitioner Mentoring Programme

The Law Society offers a rigorous mentoring programme for junior practitioners in April each year.

Mentors and mentees attend separate workshops to establish an understanding of the responsibilities, benefits and parameters of the mentoring relationship. Matches are carefully selected and the mentoring relationship is monitored by the programme facilitator.

The mentoring programme is open to any certificated practitioner who:

  • has been admitted to practice for a period of less than five years at December 2016
  • is a financial ordinary member of the Law Society
  • will be able to participate in the programme between July 2016 and March 2017
  • is available to attend a compulsory training workshop at 4.30pm – 6.00pm on Thursday, 26 May 2016

Please complete an Expression of Interest:

  • Mentee – open until Thursday, 19 May 2016
  • Mentor – open until Tuesday, 26 April 2016

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

For more information please email policy@lawsocietywa.asn.au or call (08) 9324 8600.

BENEFITS TO MENTEE

  • Make powerful connections and networks
  • 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

BENEFITS TO MENTOR

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

COMMITMENT OF MENTORS

  • New mentors to attend a training workshop at 4.30pm -6.00pm on Monday, 2 May 2016
  • Meet one-to-one with mentee approximately every four weeks from July 2016 to March 2017

The mentoring programme is proudly sponsored by

Allens
DLA-Piper
Ashurst
Herbert-Smith-Freehills
Clayton-Utz
Jackson-McDonald
Corrs-Chambers-Westgarth
King-Wood-Mallesons