Following the success of last year's inaugural scheme, COMBAR's mentoring scheme for applicants from groups who are under-represented at the Bar (and the Commercial Bar in particular) is now open for applications for the 2023 – 2024 cycle. The scheme is an important part of COMBAR's commitment to improving access and diversity in the legal profession.
The scheme pairs successful eligible candidates with practitioners from COMBAR member sets for a series of one-to-one mentoring sessions. Mentees and their mentors are also invited to a pupillage interview and application workshop and social event, which is planned for January 2024. An equivalent event for this year's scheme was held in January 2023 at Gray's Inn, with over 170 mentees attending in person and remotely, and a keynote introductory speech by Mr Justice Foxton, the Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court.
Gatehouse Chambers is delighted to be supporting the scheme again this year.
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