LYLG Legal Mentor Scheme
Are you searching for a Training Contract, or do you want to help those that are?
LYLG appreciates that securing a Training Contract is incredibly difficult and can feel daunting at times. Our Legal Mentoring Scheme aims to offer individuals the opportunity to have an insight into the legal profession and to understand what life is like for a lawyer in practice. The Scheme is intended to help individuals develop the necessary skills and network to improve confidence throughout the different stages of the training contract process.
Registration for the scheme is now open and we are looking for both mentors and mentees.
LYLG will try to match mentees with mentors whose background and experiences are similar to the mentees’ own career aspirations and will allocate mentors on a rolling basis.
LYLG cannot always guarantee that mentees will be matched with a mentor from a similar background due to fluctuating mentee and mentor numbers. However, all mentors will be able to provide advice based on their knowledge and experiences which is applicable across the legal industry and invaluable for the training contract application process.
Once LYLG has matched a mentor and mentee we will send an introductory email attaching our Guidance Sheet and encourage you to build your relationship organically in a way that works best for you.
What will the LYLG Mentor Scheme involve?
Mentors will provide bespoke one-to-one assistance and advice at each stage of the training contract application and interview process. Mentors will also be able to draw on their own unique experiences to provide practical advice in respect of the type of firm which might be best suited to you and what to expect from life as a trainee. The relationship can also help to motivate and provide a source of comfort to many that are finding the application process challenging.
LYLG, with the support of F-lex, will be hosting mock interviews and offering workshops throughout the year focused on assessment centre and interview tips, as well as advice on how best to tackle application forms and improve your CV. This offering will aim to provide enhanced development for mentees on the LYLG Legal Mentoring Scheme.
Who can apply?
We are looking for mentors ranging from current trainees to 7 years PQE. There is no requirement that mentors be based in London.
Mentors are not required to be an LYLG member but will benefit from a 25% reduction in the cost of LYLG membership and will be invited to our monthly networking and educational events throughout the scheme.
To ensure that we are able to focus this year’s scheme on those with the greatest current need for support, we invite applications from those that have completed their first year of an LLB or second year of a non-qualifying undergraduate degree. We do not place any upper age or experience limit on those able to apply.
Mentees must be an LYLG member to partake as a mentee in the Scheme. If you are not already an LYLG member, please Join Here.
Diversity and Inclusion
LYLG is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion across our platform as we recognise it is fundamental to ensure that the legal profession is accessible for all. We welcome and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply to the Mentor Scheme. We seek to create a real opportunity for aspiring lawyers to start forming strong legal connections and reduce societal barriers.
How to apply?
Applications will be open at set intervals throughout the year. The next round of applications will be live on Friday 27 December 2019.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
At F-LEX we are passionate about helping both aspiring and qualified lawyers make smarter life-work choices. We are working in the burgeoning field of legal tech and provide legal resourcing solutions to law firms and in-house counsel. We have a fantastic range of clients, all of whom are on board with our mission. We have roles for paralegals, foreign qualified and UK qualified lawyers ranging from ad hoc, remote roles to full time positions.
To find out more, please check out our website: https://flex.legal
We hope to meet you soon!