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The Law Society Mentoring Progamme (programme) provides for the establishment of 1:1 relationships in order to facilitate the learning and development of the mentor and mentee.
Mentoring brings value at many levels for mentees, mentors and organisations. The Law Society is keen to increase the availability of mentoring to all New Zealand lawyers and is committed to ensuring that its mentoring systems, practices, procedures and protocols are designed to achieve positive outcomes for all lawyers participating.
Trust and confidence for both parties in a mentoring relationship is particularly important.
We want to ensure that the right measures are in place to build strong, effective and safe mentoring relationships. This includes a requirement that all participants declare any issues that may impact on their suitability for the programme.
As a first step in completing your application on Mentorloop, please read the following before confirming your acceptance of these terms and conditions.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding of the importance of this step.
If you are unable to confirm any of the above statements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will follow up with a phone call.
Please note that if you identify an issue it does not automatically mean that you will be excluded from participating in the programme. We will work with you to determine the most suitable course of action.
This may include confirming you can participate in the programme, postponing your participation until an outstanding issue is resolved or determining that you should not proceed as a mentor or mentee in the programme for the time being. Below is more information on how this decision is made.
The Chief Executive of the New Zealand Law Society may refuse to appoint a person who has applied to be a mentor or mentee and/or remove a person appointed to the programme, if she is satisfied that—
The Law Society will use data collected in the registration process for the sole purpose of the Mentoring Programme to match mentors and mentees and provide details to the other programme participants, for other administrative purposes, and to contact registrants. The registration form collects and stores information through the Mentorloop software platform privacy-policy on behalf of the Law Society. The Law Society will hold the data securely and it will only be reported on an aggregate basis. Information about the Law Society privacy and information handling policy is available.
By registering for the National Mentoring Programme, you agree we can make your personal information, including name and email address available to mentoring users to facilitate appropriate matching of mentors and mentees.