Bar Mentoring Service
The Bar Council offers the Bar Mentoring Service as an umbrella
service made up of different mentoring schemes designed to meet
different needs within the profession.
At present, the Service offers three formal schemes to assist
students seeking to join the Bar (access), to help barrister
parents who wish to stay in practice (retention), and for
barristers interested in silk or judicial appointment
The three Schemes at present are:
e-Mentoring Scheme supports students in Years 12,
13 and first year undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds,
interested in pursuing a career at the Bar.
Maternity Mentoring Scheme supports
barristers who are either contemplating a career break,
are currently on parental leave, or are returning to
Silk & Judicial Appointments Scheme supports
established barristers seeking judicial appointment or are
considering applying for Silk.
Mentors are all volunteers and members of the Bar.
The Bar Council is keen to promote mentoring. If you are looking
for a mentor (but don't fit into the schemes above) we may still be
able to help. Please contact Mentoring@BarCouncil.org.uk
If you would like to receive further information or have any
questions regarding the schemes listed above, please contact the
Bar Mentoring Service via the above email address.
Please Note: All schemes are monitored and feedback is
sought on a regular basis in order to ensure the scheme meets the
needs of its users.