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Applications have closed for the Law Society of NSW 2017 Women’s Mentoring Program.

If you are interested in being a mentor, please contact April Piercy - 9926 0270 or womensmentoring@lawsociety.com.au  

Program Dates

*Please note changed program dates.

27 January        Applications close – matching complete and participants notified
22 February      Information workshop and program launch cocktail reception
27 February      Introduction webinar for regional participants
19 July               Progress review meeting (webinar)
6 December      Program closing meeting

 


Mentees

To be eligible for the 2017 program, mentees must:

  • Be female with 5+ years of experience as a practising lawyer;
  • Be a member of the Law Society of NSW;
  • Be in current employment as a solicitor;
  • Commit to meeting with their mentor at least once per month for the ten month program;
  • Complete and submit an online application form with payment;
  • Agree to a check being conducted with the Law Society’s Professional Standards Department to ensure there are no disciplinary reasons why the applicant should not be accepted into the program.
  • Mentee FAQ

 

Mentors

We are also seeking mentors who meet the following criteria:

  • Are experienced, senior lawyers with at least 10 years PQE (both men and women);
  • Be a member of the Law Society of NSW;
  • Willing to meet with their assigned mentee on a voluntary basis at least once per month over the 10 month program;
  • Agree to a check being conducted with the Law Society’s Professional Standards Department to ensure there are no disciplinary reasons why the application should not be accepted into the program.
  • Mentor FAQ

 

Resources

Why join the mentoring program?

 Please note, there is an administration fee of $125 (inc GST) for mentees only.* Payment must be made on application.This fee covers some of the costs associated with the administration and identifying an appropriate mentor. We do our best to find suitable matches. However, in the instance where an appropriate match could not be found your fee will be fully refunded.
*As part of the Law Society’s Indigenous Reconciliation Strategic Plan the fee will be waived for Indigenous mentees. 

If you have any questions or if you would like to express your interest in participating in the program as a mentee or mentor, please email womensmentoring@lawsociety.com.au. 


 

NSW Young Lawyers Mentoring Program

The NSW Young Lawyers Mentoring Program unites newly admitted lawyers seeking guidance and support with more experienced practitioners who volunteer their time to assist those starting out in their careers.

Further information is available here.

Graduate Mentoring Program

The Law Society of NSW is developing a new mentoring program for law students in their final year and graduates. More information about this program is available here.


 

 

CONTACT

  • Advancement of Women Initiative
  • The Law Society of
    New South Wales
  • Sydney NSW 2000
  • T: (02) 9926 0333
  • AOW@lawsociety.com.au