Registration Open for Mentor Connect & Mentor Express

April 2, 2024

Registration is open for both Mentor Connect and the 2024–2025 Mentor Express programs.  

As a mentee, a mentoring relationship can encourage and empower your professional development, help you identify and achieve career goals, and increase your confidence. As a mentor, you get to learn from your mentees and share perspectives and experiences with others at a different stage of their careers. 

Mentor Connect

Mentor Connectis a traditional mentorship program that matches mentors and mentees based on areas of law, geographical proximity, personal experience and similar interests. Pairs are matched for six months and meet regularly either in person or remotely depending on preference.

The Mentor Connect program runs year-round. Register as a mentee or a mentor on our website.

Mentor Express

Mentor Express is a quick and easy way to meet with experienced members of the profession. Mentees browse an online listing of mentors and choose one-hour sessions with those they are interested in meeting. The self-match system allows mentees to seek guidance relevant to their own career development with a variety of mentors in different work settings. 

Mentor Express runs from October 2024 to March 2025. Mentor applicants will be added to a waitlist and notified in July if they have a spot in the 2024–2025 program. 

Register as a mentee or a mentor on our website. 

Mentorship Program Eligibility

Any Alberta lawyer is eligible to participate as a mentee, but the programs are particularly beneficial for:  

  • articling students;  
  • new lawyers recently called to the bar;  
  • young lawyers in their first years of practice;  
  • internationally trained lawyers intending to practice in Alberta, even if not yet admitted;  
  • Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLED) students; or,  
  • any lawyer seeking advice about transitioning to a new practice area or practice setting.    

Lawyers who have practised at least five years, including inactive and retired lawyers, are eligible to participate as mentors in the programs. Please note that mentor eligibility may be impacted if you have any past or current claims with the Alberta Lawyers Indemnity Association (ALIA) or disciplinary proceedings with the Law Society. 

For more information and to register for the programs, visit our Lawyer Programs page or contact Customer Service.