Initiatives

Initiatives

YLC Law Student Mentoring Programme

The annual 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.

The goal of this Programme goes beyond providing professional benefits and aims to promote collegiality and address wellbeing within the profession.

The Programme runs from April to November, commencing with a launch event and will wrap up with an end of programme event for all participants, as well as various touch points throughout the course of the Programme.

For students: A mentor can act as a support and advisor and become a new connection within the profession. This is your opportunity to gain insight into the profession, invaluable advice, skills and support during your studies. This Programme is open to any WA law school student, with preference given to penultimate and final year students.

For current practitioners: As former law students, we all know the importance of guidance and a helping hand from an experienced mentor. This is your chance to share your experiences from your first few years of practice and develop your mentoring skills. This Programme is open to Law Society members that meet the “Young Lawyer” member criteria of less than five years practising and/or under 35 years old.

To participate you must be a current member of the Law Society. Pairings are matched on both professional and personal interests.

Applications for the 2024 Law Student Mentoring Programme are now open. If you are interested in participating as a student mentee or as a young lawyer mentor in the 2024 Programme, please complete the application form. If you have any questions, please email younglawyers@lawsocietywa.asn.au or call (08) 9324 8692.

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Initiatives
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Telephone Number
Law Society of Western Australia Reception
(08) 9324 8600
Law Mutual
(08) 9481 3111
Continuing Professional Development
(08) 9324 8640
Membership Services
(08) 9324 8692
Professional Standards Scheme
(08) 9324 8653
Old Court House Law Museum
(08) 9324 8688
Francis Burt Law Education Programme
(08) 9324 8686
Media Enquiries
(08) 9324 8650