Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction – John C Crosby
Are you looking for some direction or guidance to take the next step in your career? Are you wanting to share your lessons learnt and give back to the profession? There are great career and social benefits in participating in the mentoring programme – it is a two-way street and you get out of it what you put in.
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 Law Society offers the mentoring programme to
- Junior practitioners (less than 5 years’ experience)
- Practitioners (more than 5 years’ experience)
- Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander law students
The mentoring programme for practitioners is open to any certificated practitioner who:
- is a financial ordinary member of the Law Society
- will be able to participate in the programme
This programme receives great feedback each year. Please read our mentees testimonials for more information.
The mentoring programme is now closed for 2018. Please check back for more information when it reopens in 2019.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (08) 9324 8600.
Mentoring Programme for Law Students
If you are interested in applying for the Law Society’s Young Lawyers Committee Law Student Mentoring Programme, please visit the Young Lawyers Committee page.
BENEFITS TO MENTEE
- 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
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 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
COMMITMENT OF MENTORS
- New mentors to attend a training workshop
- Meet one-to-one with mentee approximately every four weeks