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How to Find a Mentor in the Legal Profession

How to Find a Mentor in the Legal Profession | Video

People with mentors have clearer focus and direction, are more able to ask for what they need and are more likely to have high job satisfaction than those without mentors. Sounds pretty good, right?

But if reaching out to someone you admire or have been referred to for advice or career inspiration sounds daunting, don’t worry.

Join us as four legal professionals discuss how to find a good mentor, what questions to ask them, and how to build a great relationship.

What we'll cover:

  • How to find a mentor
  • Formal v informal mentoring programs
  • How to set up a mentor partnership for success
  • Things to be aware of
  • Hear from both the mentor and mentee where their journey started to where they are now

More information about The College of Law and their Practical Legal Training Program is available at www.collaw.edu.au/plt


Karen Grumley

Karen is a senior lawyer who has spent much of her career working in-house. Karen is currently Lead Counsel – Corporate Governance and Compliance at leading rail freight provider, Pacific National. Karen is a Finalist Mentor of the Year – ACC Australia Corporate Lawyer Awards.


Joelene Nel

Joelene is an Associate Director of McLaughlins Lawyers and practises as a family lawyer and a mediator on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Within the legal profession Joelene gives her time as is a committee member on the Gold Coast District Law Association , mentoring other lawyers through the GLAD mentoring program which she helped establish in 2016 and which she co-ordinates with fellow committee members.


Nikolina Palasrinne

Rubix Legal was established by Nikolina Palasrinne, who was tired of the old ways of doing law and determined to find a better way of delivering value to her clients. Nikolina Palasrinne is passionate about helping individuals thrive at work. Genuine and personable, she simplifies complex legal issues, helping resolve difficult and stressful workplace disputes for employees.


Brad Woolstencroft

Brad is the current Manager of the Young Lawyers Section of the LIV. Brad is a qualified lawyer with qualifications in law, management, marketing and artificial intelligence.

With previous experience in corporate and tertiary, he currently manages volunteers to support students, graduates and emerging legal professions through the development of educational content and support services.