Lawyers Against Poverty’s mentoring programme links members of the LAP network with students in our JLAP Groups for a one-off session to share career insights, give feedback on CVs or offer general advice. The programme aims to match students who have little access to the legal profession with lawyers practicing in a range of areas to provide insights and advice into a career in law. We provide students with resources including CV templates and careers aspiration sheets to help structure the session.
We keep it flexible to allow mentors to give as much or little time as they have. Find our more in our Mentoring Guide and complete our Mentorship Questionnaire if you’d like to get involved.
As a mentor, your role is to listen, encourage and challenge where necessary. It’s about drawing on your own knowledge and experience to help the mentee identify and achieve their goals. It’s incredibly rewarding to see your mentee grow in confidence and in his/her ambitions, and feel that you have, in a small way, contributed to this.LAP Mentor