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A mentor must be a practising licenced member in good standing with the Law Society

A mentor must be called to the bar a minimum of seven years

A mentor need not be senior to the mentee, but must have sufficient experience or expertise in the subject(s) under discussion.

A mentor may typically play complementary overlapping roles such as:

  • Coach: To help the mentee learn a new way to tackle a problem, challenge their assumptions, and encourage the exploration of new solutions and/or the consequences of potential decisions
  • Facilitator: To share knowledge and skills
  • Communicator: To listen and address concerns clearly and effectively
  • Supporter: To be understanding and provide encouragement