Bar Mentoring Service
The Bar Council created the Bar Mentoring Service in 2014 as an
umbrella service consisting of different mentoring schemes designed
to meet different needs of the profession.
At present, the Service offers four schemes to assist those
seeking to join the Bar (access), stay in practice (retention), or
to secure silk or judicial appointment (progression).
The four 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.
General Mentoring Scheme supports employed and
self-employed barristers who are interested in establishing and
building their practice.
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.
If you would like to receive further information or have any
questions regarding the schemes listed above, please contact the
Bar Mentoring Service via email (Mentoring@BarCouncil.org.uk).
Please Note: New schemes are piloted for 12 months. During
the pilot phase, we limit each scheme to 20 pairs, and feedback is
sought on a regular basis in order to improve and develop the
scheme to meet the needs of its users.