Career mentoring scheme

We are currently looking for new mentors to join the Law Society mentoring scheme - apply now


New pilot Student:Trainee mentoring scheme launching in the Edinburgh area. Find out more.


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Mentoring relationships facilitate personal and professional development through support, challenge and review. The role of mentors can involve:

  • listening to concerns
  • identifying problems
  • modelling appropriate behaviour
  • confronting negativity
  • challenging views and actions reviewing current practice
  • helping to consolidate learning

Mentoring scheme aims and objectives

The aim of the scheme is to support students, trainees and solicitors in managing and developing their careers. Scheme objectives are:

  • share knowledge and expertise
  • support mentees with goal setting and career management
  • provide information about different options and career paths
  • support mentees in taking responsibility for their own skills and career development

Read more about the benefits of mentoring

Apply to be a mentor

We are currently recruiting new mentors! Interested individuals should submit an application form to

Mentors will then be required to attend a full day's training funded by the Law Society at our offices in Edinburgh.

We currently accept applications from interested parties in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Perth, Inverness, Edinburgh and those who frequently travel and so might be flexible as to location of mentoring meetings.

If you have any further queries or would like the application form in a different format, email

Apply to be a mentee

We are currently accepting applications from solicitors who want to be mentored. If you are interested in taking part in the programme, email to request an application form.

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