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Feb 25, 2022

On this special episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, produced in partnership with CommBank Professional Services, the reigning Mentor of the Year discusses, among other things, why mentoring should be seen as the right thing to do, rather than simply something employers do for talent retention purposes.

Host Jerome Doraisamy and CommBank Executive Manager of Professional Services Julienne Price interview Colin Biggers & Paisley partner Peter Harkin, who won the Mentor of the Year category at the 2021 Australian Law Awards, about why mentoring means so much more than attracting and retaining top talent, his personal experience with mentors, where mentoring programs can make the most difference and what sets good mentors apart.

Mr Harkin also outlines what emerging lawyers should look for in a mentor, how lawyers can become mentors in the new normal, how the age of COVID-19 has changed the nature of mentoring relationships, and the need to regularly evaluate one’s approach to mentoring and guiding the next generation of leaders in law.

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