Learn From the Best
Promoting a collegial and strong bench and bar is what The Advocates’ Society does – and mentoring is one way we do it.
What is Group Mentoring?
- Participants can pose questions – and learn from questions posed by their peers – in an open and supportive environment.
- The social setting promotes diversity and inclusion by demonstrating the wide variety of approaches that can be used to address challenges.
- Formal group mentoring creates new connections for participants, both with their peers and with their experienced mentors.
- Some group mentoring offered by The Advocates' Society:
- Speed Mentoring Dinners and Events
- Mentoring Round Tables at conferences such as Fall Forum and Women in Litigation
- Advocacy Skills Training Workshops
What is One-to-One Mentoring?
- Developing a one to one mentoring relationship can offer excellent short or long term support to lawyers of any vintage who have questions to ask
- Mentors can be found at formal mentoring programs run by firms, law schools or law societies, or more informal programs like the TAS Mentoring Portal, where members can connect
- If you are seeking a longer term mentoring relationship, we encourage you to read our Resource Guide for Mentoring, to help you prepare and set some goals
Mentors and Mentees Connect!
We encourage intermediate and senior members to 'Opt-in' on their profile page and make themselves available to our junior members, to lend an ear and offer some support and advice. This portal is for TAS members only and is not intended for members to seek case specific advice. All members who seek to engage in a mentoring relationship using the Mentoring Portal are asked to read "The Advocates' Society Guide to Mentoring" and sign a Mentoring Agreement.
Members! Make yourself available as a Mentor on your Member Profile.
Access The Advocates' Society member-only Mentoring Directory.
The Advocates’ Society Guide to Mentoring
The Advocates’ Society is committed to providing effective mentoring to advocates who are in the early stages of their practice. In addition to our regular mentoring events, we welcome you to read our 2017 publication entitled “The Advocates’ Society Guide to Mentoring.” This resource was developed by a joint CMM/YASC Task Force and provides helpful advice for both mentees and mentors who seek to develop a mentoring relationship, as well as a sample mentoring agreement and information on CPD credits for mentoring across Canada.
The Advocates' Society Guide to Mentoring
CPD & Mentoring Across Canada