Last modified: 6 January, 2020

ArbitralWomen offers its members the opportunity to participate in its successful annual Mentorship Programme.

Younger members or those with less experience or experienced members who wish to benefit from the programme (“Mentees”) are matched with more experienced members who act as their Mentors. Mentors provide advice to their Mentees, which may include providing assistance to support their career development and to enable the smooth and proper development of their practice.

This programme was the brainchild of Louise Barrington and has been in effect since 2006. Karen Mills has been mainly in charge of this programme. It is currently under the Directorship of Amanda Lee and Alison Pearsall .

Dues paying members who seek a Mentor, and those with considerable experience who are willing to take on a Mentee for a year, may complete and submit an application form accessible via the link below (“Application”) before the end of July in any year.

Assignments are generally made by the end of September, effective for a year from such date.

The Application is in Word format and should be submitted electronically to

Generally one or two Mentees will be assigned to each Mentor, if possible along geographical lines to enable easier contact. Occasionally if there are insufficient applications to act as Mentor some members may be contacted directly and requested to serve. In the rare event that there are insufficient Mentors, some Mentees may have to wait a further year, but will be given priority if they wish to apply in the following year.

All personal information provided on the applications is kept confidential, and shared with the Mentor only.

Once assigned a Mentor it is the responsibility of the Mentee to establish contact with her Mentor, although there is nothing to prevent the Mentor from making the first contact if she so wishes. The actual scope of the programme and relationship will be forged directly between the Mentor and Mentee, usually based upon the Mentee’s needs and interests, and need not be shared with anyone else.

Mentors and Mentees are required to inform ArbitralWomen that contact has been made and is continuing, by providing through brief periodic reports to the Mentorship Directors indicating the progress of the relationship and the value they find in the programme. No specific details need be shared. 

This regular feedback helps us to continually improve the programme for the benefit of ArbitralWomen members. 

Applications, as well as feedback forms, can be found on this page at the bottom and, when completed, should be sent to