In 2018, the New Zealand Bar Association is expanding its mentoring programme. The Association is encouraging a diverse range of practitioners across all levels of experience, practice areas and life stages, throughout New Zealand to become involved as mentors or mentees.
Research conducted from the UK on lawyer wellbeing notes:
“The most significant finding in our recent wellbeing research was that those who are mentored (i.e. have social support) are much more resilient than those who are not mentored. In fact, studies suggest mentoring is good for the wellbeing of both mentor and mentee.”
On Thursday 8 March at Bankside Chambers, 88 Shortland St, Auckland at 5.30pm, the NZBA is hosting an event to introduce the mentoring programme. This will be a chance for barristers in the Auckland and Northern region to hear from those currently involved in the programme and to consider participating, either as a mentor or a mentee.
All barristers (including non-members) and those considering joining the Bar are encouraged to come along.
Click here to read more about the changes to the NZBA mentoring programme.