Bar Mentoring Service


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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 (progression).

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 practice.
  • 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  

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.