The Mentorship Program at the Law Society is comprised of three initiatives that match volunteer lawyers with those interested in becoming lawyers, practising lawyers in need of advice, or students-at-law to provide assistance and advice with their careers.
The Equity and Diversity Mentorship Initiative encourages students from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal Peoples, Francophones and equity-seeking groups, to consider law as a career by providing matches for high school and university students with lawyers. In addition, the initiative provides matches for new calls to the Bar, law school students and students-at-law. Mentors offer academic and career advice, job-shadowing and share their experiences and insights in the legal profession.
Interested in becoming a Mentee for this initiative?
Mentee enrollment form (pdf) Formulaire d'inscription comme mentoré (pdf)
Interested in becoming a Mentor for this initiative?
Mentor enrollment form (pdf) Formulaire d'inscription comme mentor (pdf)
The Articling Mentorship Initiative provides students-at-law seeking articling positions with a support link by pairing them with a lawyer who will provide advice, support and encouragement in their search for an articling position.
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Practice Mentoring Initiative
The Practice Mentoring Initiative connects lawyers with experienced practitioners in relevant areas of law to help them deal with a complex substantive legal issue or a specific procedural issue outside of the Law Society's Practice Management Helpline mandate. Mentors are available to assist you in various areas of law, which include: Corporate/Commercial, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Employment and Labour Law, Environmental Law, Real Estate Law, Estates Law, Family Law, Immigration Law, Criminal Law, and Civil Litigation. The Practice Mentoring Initiative is expanding to assist paralegals with similar substantive or procedural issues within the permitted scope of practice, which include: Small Claims Court, Landlord and Tenant, Provincial Offences Act, Highway Traffic Act, Summary Conviction, Property Tax Assessment, Statutory Accident Benefit Schedule. Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, and others. To volunteer as a paralegal practice mentor, contact the Practice Management Helpline today.
Interested in becoming a Mentor or a Mentee for this initiative? Contact the Practice Management Helpline at 416-947-3315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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