Further to the successful launch of the inaugural mentoring scheme for applicants from under-represented groups, and mindful of the fact that a number of students have either not yet or have only just returned to university, the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) has decided to extend the deadline for applications from 16 September 2022 to 7 October 2022.
Eligible applicants interested or potentially interested in a career at the Commercial Bar are strongly encouraged to apply. There has been an excellent uptake of the scheme by COMBAR member sets with 22 sets agreeing to provide mentors and at least 250 mentoring places available. Successful applicants will receive a series of one-to-one mentoring sessions with practitioners from leading sets, and will also receive invitations to a workshop for pupillage applications and interviews and a social event in early 2023. All participating sets have agreed to cover reasonable travel expenses for mentees allocated to them.
Applicants wishing to participate in the scheme are requested to complete the online application form which can be found here. In light of the extended deadline, COMBAR hopes that applicants will be informed as to whether or not they have been accepted onto the scheme within early November 2022.