Provides free access for all self-identifying women law students currently enrolled in Canadian law schools.
The Women’s Legal Mentorship Program (“WLMP”) launched its national virtual mentoring and networking platform today with free access for all self-identifying women law students currently enrolled in a Canadian law school.
“Given the unprecedented challenges faced by self-identifying women law students currently enrolled in Canadian law schools, we’re excited that the Women’s Legal Mentorship Program can provide all of them with a mentoring community and virtual space of their own.” said, Charlotte Wolters, WLMP Founder.
Starting today, all eligible self-identifying women law students currently enrolled in a Canadian law school can join for free.
Once their WLMP membership application is processed, they can create a profile, start their own or join existing virtual WLMP Mentoring Circles and discussion forums. They also have access to the WLMP’s Jobs Board among other benefits.
The WLMP’s online virtual Mentoring Community creates a private online space where self-identifying women law students, articling and LPP students, WLMP Alumni and lawyers can connect, mentor and network on a national level.
With the launch of its virtual Mentoring Community, the WLMP has expanded its mentoring platform and ability to help self-identifying women develop a support system that will help them throughout their legal careers from the classroom to the courtroom and beyond™.
The WLMP is a one-of-a-kind legal mentoring platform focused on addressing the systemic barriers facing all self-identified women within the legal profession through integrative intersectional feminist mentorship, equity and leadership programming. Its mentoring platform offers both the WLMP Mentoring Community and also the WLMP’s University Chapter Program.
Since the WLMP launched its university mentoring program pilot project at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law in 2011, it has helped over 1,600 self-identifying women law students and lawyers. With the launch of its virtual Mentoring Community, the WLMP hopes to continue its work on a national level.