28 October, 2021
The AALA SA Branch celebrated the end of the mentoring program with food and drinks at Sparkke at the Whitmore on Thursday 28 October 2021. The event was sponsored by Laity Morrow, with Anita Caruso from Laity Morrow in attendance. We had the privilege to hear from our guest speaker, Chris Kwong, who is Executive Adviser & Head of Strategic Initiatives at Australian Red Cross. Chris reflected on his mentoring experiences as a mentor and mentee by sharing three stories about influential mentors in his life.
This year was the inaugural mentoring program for the AALA SA Branch. We matched over 20 mentees with a diverse group of mentors: from junior lawyers to senior QCs, spanning private practice and government, and across broad areas of law.
Although the mentoring program has officially ended for 2021, we hope the relationships that were formed will continue for many years to come. We look forward to welcoming mentors and mentees again next year as we continue the mentoring program in 2022!