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Solicitors sought for Law Society mentoring scheme

13 May 2016 | tagged News release | Current issues

The Law Society of Scotland is calling for solicitors and trainees from all areas of practice to become mentors as part of its expanding mentoring scheme.

The legal careers mentoring scheme aims to match mentors and mentees, helping them share knowledge and expertise, give advice and gain fresh perspectives.

Elaine MacGlone, Equality and Diversity Manager at the Law Society, said: “Being a mentor can be a really rewarding experience and it gives you a great opportunity to pass on valuable knowledge, skills and expertise. It’s also a chance to develop your own leadership and management skills while helping another individual develop their career.

“Both mentors and mentees can benefit from a fresh perspective and we have had really positive feedback from those who have already been involved. I’d encourage anyone who feels they could have benefitted from having a mentor in their early career to get involved.”

Mentors and mentees can be from all areas of practice and at any stage of their career. Mentors will be supported throughout the process and training can count towards CPD.

The next training day for mentors takes place on Wednesday 15 June at the Law Society of Scotland, Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh. Applications are currently open to Scottish solicitors and trainees from all areas, including England and Wales.

Anyone interested in being a mentor or being mentored can find out more information at www.lawscot.org.uk/mentoring.

Further questions and application forms should be sent to mentoring@lawscot.org.uk.

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