The Pipeline Initiatives & Mentoring Committee is pleased to announce the first edition of the REAL Mentorship Program. Join us as a Mentee!
In a nutshell, the Mentorship Program is a great opportunity to exchange experiences with different generations of diverse arbitration lawyers; enhance and expand connections; improve diversity and develop a potential pool of diverse arbitrators, counsels, and in-house counsels. We strongly believe that this project will help us reach our goal of achieving Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers.
Applications for the pioneer class of Mentees are open until June 10.
Sign up by sending your CV and a 100-word letter of motivation to email@example.com by June 10, 5 pm CT.
How does it work?
The Mentorship Program will run from June 2022 to April 2023, and its characteristics are the following:
- Each Mentorship Group will be composed of up to four mentees, and one Mentor.
- The Mentor is the leader of the Mentorship Group, and she/he actively coordinates and engages in mentorship activities.
- Mentorship activities include up to six online meetings during the Mentorship Program year and other activities identified as important by the group (e.g. identifying career and research opportunities, discussion groups on developments in the field of international arbitration and dispute resolution, events participation, workshops to hone advocacy skills, identifying speaking opportunities etc.)
- Mentorship activities can also include individual meetings between the Mentor and the Mentee on career advice, identifying opportunities for the Mentee’s continuing education and development, discussing issues in relation to race in arbitration, etc.
- Mentees may not seek financial assistance or solicit legal advice from Mentors. The latter are prohibited from engaging Mentees in non-remunerated legal or research activities for their own benefit but are encouraged to identify avenues to work together (e.g., co-authoring articles with shared credit between Mentor and Mentee).
To make the best out of the REAL Mentorship Program, designated members of the Pipeline Initiatives & Mentoring Committee will be available to the Mentors and Mentees for assistance or feedback. The Committee will follow-up with the Mentorship Groups and their activities. At the end of the Mentorship Program, each Mentorship Group, via the Mentor, shall submit feedback on the mentorship activities, Mentee engagement, and suggestions for future cycles.
We encourage you to apply and to spread the word about this exciting opportunity. It would be a real honor to have your participation in this REAL project!
The Pipelines Initiatives & Mentorship Committee
Alessandra Fortes Lobo
Cecilia Flores Rueda
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