Ad-Hoc Mentoring Programme

WLWA offers an informal and confidential Ad-Hoc Mentoring Programme to its members.

WLWA encourages members to make use of this invaluable programme at any time, to seek support and guidance from senior mentors on issues affecting you. The programme is designed to provide advice or assistance regarding career, employment, self-development or work-lifestyle issues (not legal advice) to members who request to be matched up with a mentor. For example, mentors may be able to provide assistance with respect to information about flexible work arrangements, dealing with bullying or practicing in a certain area of law. WLWA aims to match up mentees with a senior lawyer with experience in the issues in which the mentee requests assistance or advice.

All of our mentors have in excess of 10 years' experience in the profession, and our Mentoring Officer will match you with a mentor who can best assist you with the particular issue or concern you have.

Applications are accepted at any time, and should your issue be urgent, we will endeavor to match you with a suitable mentor as a matter of urgency.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Mentoring Officer by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you have any queries about the programme or how to become involved.

to apply for a mentor

To apply for our Ad-Hoc Mentoring Programme and have a mentor allocated to you, please complete the attached Request for a Mentor form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please provide your full contact details, and indicate if your request is urgent.

Prospective Mentors

We would also be pleased to hear from prospective mentors. Please contact our Mentoring Officer by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your full contact details and the area(s) in which you feel you can and would like to offer mentoring.


Advocacy Mentoring Programme

WLWA also offers members an Advocacy Mentoring Programme, devised with The Hon. Christine Wheeler QC AO, with members matched with mentors drawn from the ranks of retired judicial members and some barristers.

This exciting programme is in the second year of a pilot and is the first of its kind in WA. It gives members the opportunity to receive hands-on critique and guidance with respect to their practical advocacy skills, with mentors attending court hearings (in all jurisdictions) with members to observe them during appearances.

Full details on the Advocacy Mentoring Programme are included in the attached Advocacy Mentoring Programme Outline - 2014 and Feedback Form.


This programme is run annually. Applications for the 2014 Programme are open until 15 January 2014.

Watch this space for the 2016 applications!

Murdoch Student Law Society Mentoring Program

2017 will be the third year that WLWA has supported the Murdoch Student Law Society’s Mentoring Program, which is designed to give female students the opportunity to gain a realistic insight into the legal industry. This year, the Program runs the full University year, concluding with a celebratory event hosted by the MSLS during its Women in Law Week in October.

This program can have a significant impact on the career development of mentees, and offers mentors a wonderful opportunity to give back to the profession in a relaxed and flexible way.

WLWA is currently seeking mentors.

If you are interested in acting as a mentor, or are a student seeking a mentor, please contact our Mentoring Officer, Nikita Barsby, by sending an enquiry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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