In this special episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, produced in partnership with The College of Law, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Ann-Maree David to discuss the changing nature of mentoring since the onset of coronavirus, and why having good mentors is more urgent than ever before.
Ann-Maree David – the executive director of The College of Law in Queensland – notes that employers are looking for young lawyers with business acumen and diverse skills in their legal toolbelt. As young lawyers face an ever-broadening array of legal career options, seeking out mentors and further developing one’s network are going to be critical.
The pair also talk about the benefits of reverse mentoring, why even senior professionals in law need mentors, and the value of having mentors from different backgrounds so as to learn from different perspectives.
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