INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE AND SPECIALIST BAR ASSOCIATIONS LAUNCH 2010 INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL AND LEGAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAMME

COMBAR, the Bar European Group, the Criminal Bar Association, London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA) and TECBAR 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 events and conferences which contribute to their professional development. The International Secretariat has developed a scheme under which the cost of participating in such events is shared equally between the applicant, his or her SBA and the Bar Council Scholarships Trust. The grant programme thereby funds up to two thirds of the cost of participating in an international legal event. It aims to encourage more junior barristers to participate in activities which will give them an international perspective on legal issues and hence 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 among junior members of his or her SBA. It his hoped that other SBAs will join this programme in due course.


The first application deadline was in February but it is anticipated that there will be further opportunity to apply for this grant programme in both June and October 2010. For more information please contact Sarah Richardson SRichardson@BarCouncil.org.uk

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