NSW Young Lawyers

Mentoring Program

The NSW Young Lawyers Mentoring Program connects lawyers seeking guidance and support with a more experienced practitioner who is willing to volunteer their time and energy to the professional development of another lawyer.

To ensure Mentors and Mentees forge mutually beneficial relationships, our program offers:

Compatibility be linked with someone with shared interests, experience or practice area

Confidentiality high value placed on trust, honesty and openness

Impartiality talk to a lawyer outside your immediate work environment

Empathy learn from someone who understands what you're going through

Flexibility choose how and when to interact and what you will discuss

Support access to resources and information workshops

About the Program

The NSW Young Lawyers Mentoring program connects lawyers seeking guidance and support with more experienced practitioners

Eligibility and Criteria

The be eligible to apply as a Mentor in the program you MUST meet the following criteria:

  • 5 years or more as a practicing lawyer 
  • Member or Associate Member of the Law Society of NSW*

To be eligible to apply as a Mentee in the program you MUST meet the following criteria:

  • Member or Associate of the Law Society of NSW*
  • Have NOT previously participated as a Mentee in the NSW Young Lawyers Mentoring program, and meet ONE of the following:
    • Up to 36 years
    • Withing 2-5 years of experience

Please note, students and recent graduates are unfortunately ineligible to participate in the NSW Young Lawyers Program, however may be eligible to participate in the Graduate Mentoring Program.

Apply for the Program

Please click here to apply to be a mentor or mentee in this year's program.

Program Timeline

Applications open - Friday 22 March 2019
Applications close - Friday 14 June 2019
Matches advised - Thursday 5 July 2019
Program launch event - Thursday 25 July 2019
Program close - July 2020

Partnership

NSW Young Lawyers has partnered with Art of Mentoring to deliver best practice mentoring techniques and support to all Mentees and Mentors in the program. If you are interested in Mentoring opportunities for your law firm, please contact us here for more information on the resources, technologies and services available through Art of Mentoring and The Law Society of New South Wales.

Mentee & Mentor Information

Find out more about the program.