As part of its commitment towards enhancing capacities of young lawyers, the Lagos State Ministry of Justice has launched its Mentorship Programme, with 75 young counsel who will be attached to senior lawyers.
The mentorship programme was earlier announced by the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) who noted that the secondment would give junior state counsel the needed experience and exposure in specialised areas of law practice.
According to the statement issued by the Ministry in this regards, the mentorship programme would span 12 months and state counsel (mentees) would be provided the opportunity to connect with a mentor who can inspire, advise and support them to build their career, enhance their leadership skills and in turn become excellent legal professionals.
It was gathered that the mentors were selected based on their depth of knowledge, sterling character and the impactful leadership capabilities attained in their field of work over the years.
A statement from the Ministry of Justice thanked the mentors for partnering the ministry and ”we are excited to see the mentorship outcomes which will evolve from this initiative”.