Legal Mentorship, benefits from previous experience!
In our previous article, we explained that legal mentorship is one way to boost your legal career and monetize your knowledge online. But let us see the legal mentorship from another perspective and review why we may take advantage of this relationship. Many professions, like law, demand a lot of energy, focus, and learning. Many of us in the field of law need to hear an experienced person’s advice about our decision and concerns. We may be unsure about our future and choose the best option fitting our life circumstances and needs. So, legal mentorship could be a good choice. Let’s know more about it.
Why Legal Mentorship?
From being prepared for law school exams or an interview with a company/law firm, choosing our future career path, running our legal business to even balancing our daily life and job to even managing our emotions, the advice of an expert is vital. We may choose to take a class, read a book or article, or talk to our friends, family members, or senior colleagues. But we may choose another more professional way to gain valuable advice about our issues:
1. Openly explaining our concerns.
2. Connecting with people who have the experience and gaining insight by learning from a person who walked the same path before.
3. Challenging ourselves and leaving our comfort zone.
4. Finding the best and most creative solutions.
5. Having continuous sessions with our mentors to monitor the situation on different occasions.
6. Expanding networks and getting introduced to new connections.
7. Learning to manage and release the stress, anxiety, and pressure we encounter in our profession or daily life.
Types of Mentorship
- Peer mentoring. Suitable for individuals at similar levels or stages of their careers. Peer mentoring can include skills training, general support, and advice or options on career goals.
- Reverse mentoring. It is ideal for a senior legal professional to help them get up to speed with a generational concept or modern systems and technology.
- Situational mentoring. Perfect for a specific project, purpose, or skill.
If you are interested, we will soon announce our first mentorship session with one of our accomplished, professional members and legal mentors in the field of women in law, Intellectual Property, and International affairs. Follow us on LinkedIn and join the Legal Talents Community to stay in the loop.