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Mentorship Program

Many organizations, including LIANS, now recognize that mentoring is key to maintaining and enhancing professionalism and lawyering skills. Mentoring can help improve relationships among lawyers, promote camaraderie, and help address issues of stress and isolation faced by many lawyers. The mentor receives the satisfaction of helping someone grow and succeed in the practice of law, while the mentee benefits from the opportunity to receive regular encouragement and support, explore new ideas and alternatives, and develop new contacts and networking opportunities. Please note that this program is not open to Articled Clerks.

In order to participate, fill out the Mentorship Program Application Form online, or download the fillable PDF form and save to your desktop and forward to Cynthia Nield.

For more information, contact Cynthia Nield, LIANS' Database and Information Officer or 902 423 1300 x346

Once registered, access the:

For additional information on why you should be a mentor or mentee, read:

"Focus on Mentoring" LawPRO Magazine, April 2002.

2015 Mentorship Event

On Friday, May 1st, LIANS graciously welcomed The Honourable Chief Justice Michael MacDonald as our keynote speaker for our Mentorship reception (pictured here with LIANS Counsel, Stacey Gerrard).

Mentorship Program launch

On Wednesday, April 6th, 2011, the LIANS Mentorship Program was officially launched with a reception that not only introduced the program to the participants but allowed them an opportunity to meet each other. We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the Honourable Judge Anne Derrick for taking the time to say a few words about the importance and benefits a mentorship program has to offer. For those not able to attend last night’s event, we asked Judge Derrick if we could put a copy of her speech on our website to share with them, and she very kindly agreed.

Mentorship speech - courtesy the Honourable Judge Anne Derrick