Mentoring is now included as an accredited activity to fulfill the Law Society of British Columbia’s mandatory
Continuing Professional Development.
Mentoring, for the purposes of CPD credit, is a relationship in which a lawyer with experience or expertise in a practice area
or practice skill (the “mentor”) provides guidance or advice in support of the professional or practice goals of another lawyer,
or an articling student in another firm, who requests assistance (the “mentee”). Participants in the program must meet regularly
for a minimum of half an hour on each occasion, totaling at least six hours, either by phone or in person. Those who wish to act
as a mentor to two mentees separately can qualify for 12 hours of CPD credit, the Law Society’s requirement for the year.
Mentoring plans must be approved by the Law Society and can be submitted for approval by logging on to the Law Society’s
website at: www.lawsociety.bc.ca under "Lawyers." From there,
click on "Continuing Professional Development.”