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Why you should join

Applications are now open for the Law Society of NSW Women’s Mentoring Program. The program will commence on Wednesday 21 February 2018 and will conclude in December 2018.

The Law Society of NSW Women's Mentoring Program engages women in the profession with experienced practitioners to support and encourage their career progression through a mutually-beneficial mentoring relationship.

The program aims to contribute to the advancement of women in leadership roles across the profession, including the position of principal in private practice, the Bar and the Bench.

Women's Mentoring has partnered with Art of Mentoring to deliver best practice mentoring techniques and support to all Mentees and Mentors in the program.

For further information, read:

The Women's Mentoring Program  The Law Society of NSW Charter for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession

    

How to join

Applications for the 2018 program are now open.

Signing up is easy:

1. Complete an application form here (information about your career and interests for your match – approx. 10 minutes.

There is an administration fee of $125 (inc GST) for mentees only

2. Complete your online payment here – approx. 1 minute.

 

Program Dates

1 November 2017           Applications open

17 January 2018            Applications close

29 January 2018            Matching process complete and participants notified

21 February 2018          Information workshop and program launch cocktail reception

28 February 2018          Introduction webinar for regional participants

 18 July 2018                  Progress review meeting (webinar)

 5 December 2018          Program closing meeting

   

 Our mentees and mentors

To ensure Mentors and Mentees forge mutually beneficial relationships, we have the following requirements:

 Mentees

 To be eligible, 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.

 Mentors

 To be eligible, our mentors must:

  Be experienced, senior lawyers with at least 10 years PQE (both men and women);

Be a member of the Law Society of NSW;

Be 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 applicant should not be accepted into the program.  

For FAQs about our mentees, click here.

For FAQs about our mentors, click here.

    

Fees and Finding your mentor

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 in participating in the program as a mentee or mentor, please email WomensMentoring@Lawsociety.com.au.

 

 

CONTACT

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