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Mentor training day May 2019

Date: 8th May 2019

Time: 09:00 - 16:00

Law Society of Scotland
Atria One
144 Morrison Street

CPD Hours: 6hours

Join our training day for new mentors on 8 May 2019, which is mandatory for everyone wanting to mentor on our career development or student:trainee schemes. This counts towards 6 hours of CPD.
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Mentoring is an amazing way to help others in the profession realise their potential and develop their careers. Anyone can be a mentor, regardless of the stage you're at. If you're interested in what it entails, we'd love to hear from you.

In 2013, we launched our career mentoring scheme for students, trainees and solicitors as part of our professional support for solicitors. In 2017 we launched a pilot programme for law students, where they can be mentored by trainees. We're now looking to grow both of these schemes so even more people can reap the benefits that participating can bring.

The aim of the scheme is to help students, trainees and solicitors manage and develop their careers. The main objectives are:

  • Support mentees with goal-setting and career management
  • Encourage mentees to take responsibility for their own skills and career development
  • Enhance the experience by accessing experienced solicitors’ knowledge and expertise
  • Provide information about different options and career paths
  • Enabling mentors to “give back” to the legal profession and be role models for the next generation

No experience in mentoring? No problem. Before becoming an active mentor in either of our schemes you'll need to undertake a full day of training hosted at our offices by Quiver Management, a European Quality Awarded coaching and mentoring organisation.


What you'll learn on the course
  • The benefits of mentoring
  • How to use mentoring to support law careers and develop mentees
  • Effective listening techniques for improved understanding
  • High quality questioning to increase awareness and create progress
  • Understand how adults learn and how to use this insight in mentoring
  • How to build strong rapport and relationships
  • How to structure effective mentoring and development conversations
  • How to provide feedback and share your experience
  • The Law Society’s Career Mentoring process
  • Support available for mentees and mentors

The training workshop is interactive and practical; mixing theory with conversation exercises. The participants will also receive a course workbook with descriptions of the models and techniques shared during the workshop as well as information about the Law Society’s career mentoring programme.


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Our career mentoring scheme

We run a successful career mentoring scheme, which supports those hoping to advance their legal careers. Find our about becoming a mentor or a mentee.

Information for mentors

Our mentors come from a variety of backgrounds and practice areas and they all want to use their personal experience to support someone else in their profession. From trainees to retired partners, anyone can be a fantastic mentor.

Find out more about being a mentee

People look for a mentor for a variety of reasons and it's not just those starting their career. It can be about career development, or about gaining confidence more generally.


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