Call for applications from barristers under 7 years call for the International Professional and Legal Development Grant Programme

COMBAR, the Bar European Group, the Criminal Bar Association and London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA) have joined forces with the Bar Council’s International Committee to offer their junior members (7 years call or less) financial assistance to participate in international legal events of their choice which contribute to their professional development.

Under this programme the cost of participating in such events is shared equally between the applicant, his or her SBA and the Bar Council Scholarships Trust. It aims to encourage more junior barristers to gain an international perspective on legal issues and help them thrive in an increasingly globalised legal market. In return for the financial support the successful applicants commit to disseminating the knowledge and experience gained among junior members of his or her SBA. This year seven participants have already benefitted from receiving such a grant.

Interesting international events coming up this year include:

ABA Section for International Law Fall Meeting, Paris, 2-6 November 2010 IBA Conference Vancouver, 3-8 October 2010

However, any legal conference is eligible in principle. For more information and directions on how to apply please download and complete the application and budget forms (available on the international pages of the Bar Council website) and submit them to the relevant SBA representative (detailed on the application form) by 29th October 2010.

Any queries as to the application process and administration of the programme should be directed to Sarah Richardson, Tel. 0207 611 1316.