LCF Walk, Work and Witness Mentoring Scheme 2021-2022

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up" 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (ESV)

MENTORS AND MENTEES REQUIRED!

Introduction

The LCF Mentoring Scheme has been introduced to bring the benefit of godly mentoring relationships to Christian lawyers.

LCF mentoring is simply a relationship between two LCF members in which a trusted and respected member (the mentor) encourages the Christian walk, work and witness of another Christian lawyer or law student (the mentee).

Our objective is for the mentor to encourage and build up the mentee as Christians in law to be the very best lawyer for Christ that they can be, choosing the priority of God's call and purposes for their lives.

Testimonials

"The LCF mentor scheme has not only been deeply rewarding for my professional progress as a student but has also enriched my faith by introducing me to a mature Christian brother with whom I can turn to for advice. I have found the scheme to be affirming in how it has encouraged and built my confidence and it has genuinely shown me that Christianity and the law can work together. I am very grateful indeed!" – Thomas Hodson, student

Who is it for?

LCF mentoring is for everyone! We would love Christian lawyers at all stages of their walk and professional life to be involved in the scheme as mentors and mentees. A number of participants in our pilot scheme relished being both!

Are you a law student? Then come and build a mentoring relationship with a practising lawyer who can encourage you through your studies, career choices, applications, successes, and disappointments.

Are you a trainee solicitor or pupil barrister? Then come and be mentored by a more senior practitioner who has walked the same path or who can encourage you through the challenges and joys of training.

Are you a junior solicitor, barrister, paralegal, legal executive or legal academic? Then let us help you find a mentor to support you in your walk, work, and witness as a Christian lawyer, whatever your field.

Are you a senior lawyer, partner, or QC? Applying for judicial roles? Responsible for leadership at work or at church? Then why not work with a mentor (another senior lawyer) through the challenges, encouragements and disappointments of your Christian walk, work, and witness.

Are you a judge? Then let us help you build a mentoring relationship with another Christian lawyer who has walked the same path.

What is involved?

The Mentoring Scheme for 2021-2022 will run from October 2021 until July 2022.

The following is the suggested minimum commitment requested of the mentors and mentees, to allow for busy lawyers and law students to get involved.

• Once a week – the mentor prays specifically for the mentee.
• Once a month – the mentor contacts the mentee by text, message, or phone.
• Once a term (i.e., at least three times in total) – the mentor and mentee meet in person to chat, encourage, and pray together.

How do I find out more?

For more information, please see this guidance document for mentors and mentees or contact our dedicated mentoring enquiries email address.

How do I sign up?

To express an interest in serving as a mentor, please complete the mentor form and return it to mentoring@lawcf.org.

To express an interest in serving as a mentee, please complete the mentee form and return it to mentoring@lawcf.org.

With your support and participation, we hope to be able to build a valuable programme for our members.  Thank you!