Women in Leadership Mentoring Programme

We are now accepting applications for the Women in Leadership Mentoring programme for 2020. This mentoring programme is designed to support qualified female solicitors seeking to progress their career to a senior level. Deadline for applications is Friday July 10, 2020.

Supporting Women in the Profession

The Law Society is committed to promoting gender equality, diversity and inclusion within the solicitors’ profession.

As part of our commitment, we are proud to offer the Women in Leadership Mentoring Programme, with the aim of supporting women who have been qualifed for a minimum of five years who wish to advance their careers to a senior level.

Applications are now open for the 2020/21 Women in Leadership Programme. The deadline for applications is 10 July 2020.


Mentoring partners generally commit to meeting once a month for around an hour over the course of 8 months.


The mentor panel is made up of senior solicitors (female and male) from the public and private sector. We welcome applications from solicitors from all sectors of the profession and all parts of the country. To register your interest in becoming a mentor, please complete the Mentor Application Form


Applications for a place on the programme are now open. We welcome applications from solicitors who are members of the Law Society and have been qualified for a minimum of 5 years. To apply for this year's programme, please complete the Mentee Application Form


All participants (mentors and mentees) will be provided with training in best-practice mentoring techniques, following which they will be matched with a suitable mentoring partner (if available).

Participation in training does not guarantee a suitable match will be found. Training will take place in the Autumn. Given the current situation, the format of this training has yet to be confirmed.


Some comments from mentors and mentees from previous programmes

'I am delighted to be on this programme, I find is really good and my mentor and I have clicked. At present, the programme has exceeded my expectations and I am very thankful for being a participant.'

'I'd like to express my thanks to the Law Society for organising and coordinating this very worthwhile programme.'

'Thank you for organising this very worthwhile programme.'

'I am enjoying the experience - it's refreshing to hear about working life from the other side of the spectrum.'

To find out more about the programme, see a testimonial from recent participant Audrey O’Sullivan.

The Women in Leadership mentoring programme is run in collaboration with Law Society Finuas Skillnet with the support of Skillnet Ireland. Visit the webpage for more details on Law Society Finuas Skillnet.

Need Assistance?

If you have any queries about the programme please contact Michelle Nolan, Member Engagement Manager at LW@lawsociety.ie.

Law Society Finuas Skillnet