Have You Checked Out Your Profession’s Mentorship Programs?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYou don’t have to be part of a big law firm to find a mentor. Although the WLMP focuses on mentorship and leadership program at the university level and uses a specific mentorship method, we spend a lot of time assessing the various legal mentorship programs.

We found there are a lot of mentorship programs that lawyers can access. Pretty much every professional law association has a mentorship program.

Recently the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) is boosting its mentorship opportunities. On Friday, February 26th, FACL will be holding its mentor-a-thon, to be hosted at the Toronto offices of Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.

To read more about FACL’s mentorship program check out Neil Etienne’s Canadian Lawyer Magazine article click here. If you are looking to register for FACL’s Toronto event click here.

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Do you have the Grit you need?

Grit. We’re not talking about the dust that blows into your eyes. Grit is the strength of character, courage, resolve, perseverance, determination and endurance a person has and displays under pressure. It’s also something that helps a person bounce back in the face of adverse circumstances.

If there is one area that requires grit, then it’s the law. It doesn’t matter if you are studying the law or practicing law. Grit is an integral component. It’s that element that leaders inhabit and mentors can help nurture.

Travis Bradberry, a contributor to Forbes.com Leadership section, has pulled together a listical outlining the “11 Signs You Have The Grit You Need to Succeed”. You can read it here.