The Law Society offers three mentoring programmes:

  1. A bespoke programme open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law students in any year of their study; and
  2. A programme for Practitioners linking senior and junior practitioners for guidance on the next steps in their careers.
  3. A programme pairing emerging practitioners with Law Students.

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. Please complete the relevant Expressions of Interest form (linked below) and email it to advocacy@lawsocietywa.asn.au.

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? 

Expressions of interest are now open to Mentees for the 2022 Law Society’s Mentoring Programme for Lawyers. The programme will be available to practitioners of all levels of practice post admission. It will commence in May 2022 and run through until February 2023. Please note, thanks to a surplus Mentors we are currently not seeking EOIs from Mentors.

Please complete the relevant Expressions of Interest form (linked below) and email it to advocacy@lawsocietywa.asn.au.

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.

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

3. 2022 Law Student Mentoring Programme

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.

Applications have now closed for the 2022 Law Student Mentoring Programme. For all enquiries, please contact the Membership Services Team on 08 9324 8692 or email membership@lawsocietywa.asn.au

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