CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL AND LEGAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAMME

TECBAR, COMBAR and the Bar European Group have joined forces with the Bar Council’s International Committee to offer their members of 7 years call or less, who are in employed or self-employed practice financial assistance to participate in international legal CPD events and conferences. The International Secretariat has developed a scheme under which the cost of participating in such events is shared equally between the applicant, his/her SBA and the Bar Scholarship Trust. It is envisaged that this grant programme, which will fund up to two thirds of the costs of such an event, will encourage more junior barristers to participate in activities which will give them an international perspective on legal issues with the aim of helping them thrive in an increasingly globalised legal market. In return for the financial support the successful applicants commit to disseminating the knowledge and experience among junior members of his or her SBA. It his hoped that other SBAs will join this programme in due course.


For more information and directions on how to apply for the programme please visit the international pages of the Bar Council Website. For specific enquires please contact Sarah Richardson on 020 7611 1316 or SRichardson@BarCouncil.org.uk. The deadline for application is 31 July 2009.

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