Whether you live near to or far from one of BC’s three law schools, the CBABC hopes you’ll consider mentoring a law student this year – there are just three days left to apply!
The CBABC has issued a call for volunteer mentors for law students at TRU, UBC and UVic. Through the Mentorship program, lawyers share their experience and insight into the practice of law, offering students the chance to gain an inside perspective on the legal profession. The CBABC also encourages lawyers who are interested in remote mentoring to apply.
The call for volunteers notes that “Mentors are encouraged to interact with their students in whatever way works best for the pair, including discussing files, observing court appearances or talking about life in the legal profession.”
Mentor applications are being accepted until Saturday, August 30, 2014.
Students must be CBA members to participate, and can register to be paired with a mentor here.
In addition to the student mentorship program, the CBABC offers several other programs: the BC Lawyers’ Mentoring Registry, the Women Lawyers Forum (WLF) Mentoring Program, and the Aboriginal Lawyers Mentorship Program (run with the Law Society of BC).