Mentorship is an important aspect of FACL BC's mandate. Our mentorship program is focused on helping law and articling students develop into lawyers that are more passionate and productive in their professional and personal lives.
FACL BC runs the largest mentorship program in the province for Asian Canadian students with over 150 mentor/mentee pairings. Applications for our mentorship program typically open towards the end of the year. In addition to our mentorship program, our mentorship committee also runs events throughout the year. To learn, visit http://faclbc.ca/events or contact our committee below.
Vice President (Internal): Jim Wu
Registration period: November 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023
Registration for both mentors and mentees are open now!
The mentorship program has helped both mentors and mentees grow professionally and personally. Our past pairings have discussed professional development, day-to-day practice, ethical dilemmas, work-life balance, and substantive legal issues.
New this year: In past years, our registrants were only able to register either as a mentor or a mentee. This year, we would like to encourage junior and mid-level lawyers to consider being both a mentor and mentee. This is a great way to give back to your community and continue learning from those before us.
There are no rules regarding the seniority required to register as a mentee or mentor, but we encourage students to sign up as mentees, and to everyone else - before you wonder whether you qualify to be a mentor, just know that you have so much more to offer than you think. So yes, register to be a mentor!
Spots are limited and pairings will be done on a first come, first served basis.
Pairing results will be announced to registrants mid-January 2024. The email we send out to pairs will have more details about the program and what you can expect for the upcoming year.Pairing results will be announced to registrants in January 2024.