Legal Mentorship Program

Apply to be a mentor or mentee!

A program brought to you in collaboration with the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association (CMLA).


The Legal Mentorship Program is intended to allow Muslim law, articling, and LLP students, NCA graduates, and junior lawyers to be mentored by Muslim lawyers in order to obtain some exposure to the practice of law, and to have an opportunity to network with practitioners from within our community. This program will also provide lawyers with an amazing opportunity to contribute to our growing legal community, by sharing their knowledge, expertise, and experience with junior lawyers and students. 
 

PLEASE NOTE:  mentee applications are closed until further notice, but mentor applications are still open. Please do not fill out the below registration form if you are seeking a mentor — this form is only for lawyers who can serve as mentors. When we are accepting mentee applications again we will post the mentee registration form.


Mentor Registration Form:
 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeqEQB3S6hZrv1krPD_30ktT2BfuIR46fW9KQd77F-p2uN2hg/viewform

 


Frequently Asked Questions:
 

What are the qualifications to apply as a mentee?

  • You must currently be a law student, articling student, LLP student, NCA graduate or junior lawyer (Call to Bar of less than 5 years) in Canada


What are the qualifications to apply as a mentor?

  • You must be licensed to practice law in Canada and be in good standing with your provincial or territorial law society

 
How long does it take to get matched?

  • Matches will be made twice a year

  • We will endeavour to ensure that everyone that has applied is matched; however, all matches will depend on the number of mentors that have registered each year

  • Depending on the unique needs of the mentee or mentor, it may take additional time to find a suitable mentee/mentor


How much time do I have to commit to the program?

  • We encourage mentors and mentees to discuss and determine the type of mentorship relationship they wish to have

  • Depending on the needs of the mentee, some mentees may simply want a few questions answered via email while others may wish to speak to their mentor over coffee once a month

  • We generally recommend that mentors be willing to commit to a 6-month mentorship relationship but a mentor is free to specify his or her time constraints and the best way to access them (i.e. phone, e-mail, Zoom)

  • If at any point the mentor is unable to maintain their time commitment, we encourage the mentor or mentee to contact us so that we may find a more suitable match 

 
Can junior lawyers act as a mentor?

  • Yes! Junior lawyers may apply to be both a mentor and a mentee

  • Junior lawyers wishing to mentor will be paired with a student

  • Junior lawyers seeking a mentee will be paired with a lawyer 5 years plus

  • We encourage junior lawyers to sign up to be both a mentor and mentee


For any other questions or concerns, please reach out to the Mentorship Coordinators at muslim.legal.mentorship@gmail.com