Student Mentorship Program

The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, coordinates an ongoing Student Mentorship program in partnership with the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, Thompson Rivers University and University of Victoria law faculties.

This program matches first-year law students with lawyers willing to share their experience and insight into the practice of law. Mentees get an inside perspective of the legal profession, often discussing files, observing court appearances or talking about life in law.

Mentors gain a fresh perspective on the legal industry, opportunities for leadership development and a rewarding experience by giving back to the community.

The program runs for the duration of the school term (Sep-Jun) and is flexible in terms of meeting frequency and duration. The mentor-mentee pair interact in whatever way is best determined by them.

Registration for the 2020-21 Mentorship Year opens August 17

Questions regarding the Student Mentorship programs can be directed to