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Muslim Legal Mentorship Program!

 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! 

The Legal Mentorship Program is intended to allow Muslim law students, NCA graduates and junior lawyers to be mentored by Muslim lawyers in order to obtain some exposure to the practice of law and have an opportunity to network with practitioners within our community. We hope that this will be a rewarding relationship for both mentees and mentors, who will both be contributing to our growing community by sharing their experience and knowledge.
 

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Looking for lawyers willing to mentor students, NCA graduates and junior lawyers

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Any lawyer under 5 years, students (including articling student) enrolled in an LLB/JD program, and National Committee Accreditation Graduates

Frequently Asked Questions

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How long does it take to get matched?

  • Matches will be made once annually, at the beginning of each school 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 (ie. 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

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach the Mentoring Coordinators at muslim.legal.mentorship@gmail.com

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