On 10 March, a record-breaking number of more than 200 participants (out of the overwhelming 280 participants who signed up for the CONNECTED 2017) attended "Professional Zen: CONNECTED De-stress Drinks", the kick-off event of CONNECTED 2017 mentorship programme organised by the Young Solicitors' Group (“YSG”).
As the name suggested, participants enjoyed a de-stressing, casual and relaxing evening while meeting and socialising with their fellow groupmates, as well as earning some tips at the health and happiness workshop.
We were honoured by the presence of our Immediate Past President Mr. Stephen Hung who gave a welcoming speech, and other Council Members Mr. CM Chan, Mr. Nick Chan, Ms. Serina Chan, Mr. Warren Ganesh and Mrs. Cecilia Wong. We would also like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the 45 mentors who serve in the programme this year, in particular, to those 31 who attended the kick-off event to introduce themselves and their practice areas to our mentees and buddies. We also thank all CONNECTED participants for their support without which we could not continue with such an amazing programme!
By way of background, “CONNECTED” is a mentorship and buddy programme organised by the YSG which provides a platform for mentees (trainee solicitors), buddies (young practitioners with less than 8 years PQE) and senior members (practitioners with PQE 8 years or above) to have fun, learn, all the while building long-term friendships with each other!
Please stay tuned for the next CONNECTED event which will be held in the summer 2017!
Members who are interested in joining the events organised/arranged by the YSG, please feel free to visit http://www.hklawsoc.org.hk/pub_e/ysg, add our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/young.solicitorsgroup) or contact Assistant Director, Member Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group photo with the mentors.
Participants enjoying drinks and mingling.