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GLAD Mentoring Program - 2020

07/11/2019 8:32 PM | Erin Mitchell (Administrator)

GLAD Mentoring Program

(Gold Coast Lawyer Achieving Development)


“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” — John Crosby


The value of mentoring cannot be underestimated.

In 2016, the Gold Coast District Law Associate began their mentoring program with 16 participants.  By the end of our 2019 programme, 69 participants have been involved in our programme. In October 2019 we held an end of year workshop for our mentors and mentees with Melinda Fisher, talking about change, growth and leadership as we head into 2020.

GLAD offers a valuable opportunity for mentor senior practitioners to share their experience, knowledge and skill with mentee lawyers.

Our mentoring programme is free to members and the Queensland Law Society has supported our programme since 2016 by sponsoring the breakfast events which are held every second month. As the programme is free to members there is no barrier to involvement.

Those involved in our 2019 programme commented:

Mentors:My Mentee has been easy to get along with and eager to receive advice

I have really enjoyed being a part of this programme and think it is really invaluable


Mentees: My mentor has assisted me with many queries, whether broad or specific, advised me on various approaches to dealing with emotionally charged clients, shed light on life outside law, and also provided me with valuable early law career advice.


… really enjoyed the breakfast events and smaller tables so that you can rotate and meet other people in other practice areas’


What are you waiting for?  Isn’t it time to join Glad 2020? Click HERE for mentors or HERE for mentees to express your interest.


The GLAD committee

Joelene, Erin and Kathy

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