Association of Asian Women Lawers

MENTORING

We are at full capacity for our current mentoring scheme. For information about mentoring in the future, keep checking this site.

The Association of Asian Women Lawyers (AAWL) is an organisation promoting diversity in the legal profession. One of AAWL's objectives is to provide guidance and support to those wanting to enter the profession, as well to those who are already in the profession but wanting to progress.

On 30th October 2013 the AAWL will be holding a launch event at the Law Society for its new, re-branded mentoring scheme "Inspire". We are currently looking for mentors and mentees who wish to be part of this scheme.

In a time when the legal profession is ever changing it has never been more difficult to enter the legal profession or stay motivated. Aspiring lawyers and those already in the profession now need more support and guidance than ever before. Any lawyer whether they are a trainee, junior barrister, Partner or QC have the requisite skills to be a mentor and offer support/guidance to those more junior to them. They have already "made it" in someone's eyes and the motivation and wisdom they can offer is invaluable in supporting and "lifting" those that are less junior to you.

Equally the scheme will be of huge benefit to students, and paralegals wanting some support in entering the profession. The mentoring scheme is also available for practitioner members who want guidance on progressing their careers, whether it be applying for Associateship, Partnership or Silk, or simply some general support from someone who is more senior to them.

If you are interested in taking part in the scheme either as a mentor or mentee, please contact Leena Savjani (Vice-Chair) and Harvinder Dhaliwal (Education Director) by sending an email to aawl-mentoring@hotmail.co.uk