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