The Women Lawyers Division (Bristol) is pleased to announce the launch of their new mentoring network.
While we are seeing some easing of lockdown restrictions, it is inevitable that working life will be mainly from home for the next few months and we will all need to continue to adjust as part of our working lives. With that in mind we want to make sure that we provide peer support and mentoring relationship locally by setting up a Women Lawyers Division Mentoring Network, so that members can feel supported as they start to move forward towards whatever comes next.
We will be holding a launch event online on 9 July from 1.00 – 1.45 pm, where we will hear from guest speaker, Emma Jones, from the University of Sheffield. Emma will speak about the benefits of formal mentoring, the positive impact that it can have on your mental health and wellbeing and the ways in which it can be used to provide support. We will also hear from Coralie McKeivor, Chair of Women Lawyers Division in Bristol who will tell us more about the new mentoring network and how you can get involved.
Dr Emma Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Sheffield. Prior to this, she was Teaching Director at The Open University Law School. She originally practised as a solicitor, specialising in construction law. Her research focuses on the role of emotions and wellbeing in legal education and the legal profession and she leads the Fit for Law project with the charity LawCare.
We are looking for both mentors and mentees that would be interested in taking part in the scheme. For the first stage of this Mentoring Scheme, we ask that you commit to a minimum of three video calls of 30 minutes over the next 6-8 weeks. If this sounds like something that would be of interest or you are interested in mentoring generally, please join us for this event.