For the 2017-18 year, the Victorian Christian Legal Society will be facilitating a mentoring program between its practitioners and student members. There are 10 places available for students and 10 places for mentor practitioners.

Applications to be involved in the program are now open. Applications will close once all places are filled.

The mentoring program is a great way for practitioners and students to engage with each other.

What does the program involve?

Each student will be allocated to a mentor, who will be a practising barrister/solicitor or member of the judiciary.

Mentors and mentorees will meet with each other on a regular basis over a period of 12 months. The aim of these meetings is to foster strong connections between practitioners and law students, so as to enable practitioners to share their wisdom with the future generation of Christian lawyers and better equip mentorees to deal with the challenges of practising as a Christian lawyer.

The program recognises that Christian law students face unique challenges in the study and practice of the law, and aims to build students’ capacity to deal with those challenges by drawing on the experience of more senior Christian practitioners.

Please note: while every effort is made to ensure that mentorees are assigned a mentor who is practising in the student’s area of interest, students may be assigned a mentor who is not practising in the student’s preferred area of law.

Interested in becoming a mentor?

To apply to be a mentor, you must be:

  • A member of the Victorian Christian Legal Society (information on membership can be found here); and
  • A currently practising lawyer (barrister or solicitor) or judge with no less than 2 years post-qualification experience.

Mentors will be expected to:

  • Meet with their mentorees for at least 1 hour per month for 12 months;
  • Attend a mentor/mentoree review lunch/dinner (at no cost) to be held at the end of the 2017-18 financial year; and
  • Prepare a short (approximately 250-word) statement at the conclusion of the program summarising your experience with the program.

Interested in becoming a mentoree?

To apply to be a mentoree, you must be:

Mentorees will be expected to:

  • Meet with their mentors for at least 1 hour per month for 12 months;
  • Attend a mentor/mentoree review lunch/dinner (at no cost) to be held at the end of the 2017-18 financial year; and
  • Prepare a short (approximately 250-word) statement at the conclusion of the program summarising your experience with the program.

Application for mentoring program

If you are interested in participating in our mentoring program, please fill out the form below and click “submit”.

 

Please note that you may not be assigned to a practitioner in the area of law that you have nominated.