Women’s Legal Mentorship Program launches free virtual legal mentoring for women law students

An online platform where women law students can receive guidance in their legal careers

Women’s Legal Mentorship Program launches free virtual legal mentoring for women law students

The Women’s Legal Mentorship Program (WLMP) launched its national virtual mentoring and networking platform on Tuesday, granting free access to all self-identifying women law students currently enrolled in a Canadian law school.

As of now, all eligible self-identifying women law students can join for free and participate in virtual WLMP Mentoring Circles and discussion forums. They also have access to WLMP’s Jobs Board, The Spark e-newsletter, and private mentoring where tough questions can be asked.

The WLMP’s online virtual Mentoring Community allows women law students, LPP and articling students, WLMP Alumni and lawyers to comfortably network and stay connected on a national level. The platform ensures that community members’ identities are verified, which promotes a positive and safe space, said the WLMP.

Women law students can connect with the entire WLMP mentoring member community, participate in career specific mentoring, or join an existing mentorship circle pertaining to their equity needs.

The WLMP said it plans to provide this free service to all self-identifying women indefinitely. Their goal is to help women law students receive guidance and mentorship that will get them to where they want to be in their careers, while working to dismantle the systemic barriers faced by self-identified women.

The WLMP, founded by Charlotte Wolters, launched its University Chapter Program at the University of Ottawa in 2011 and has helped over 1,600 women law students and lawyers. With the virtual Mentoring Community, the WLMP hopes to continue this work and help all self-identifying women law students in their career related goals.

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