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The Young Bar in 2021

2021 has been another challenging year for the Young Bar, writes Joanne Kane

23 December 2021 / Joanne Kane

Lockdown pupillage (2)

Two perspectives on pupillage during the pandemic concludes with a look at Karen’s experiences on her feet (AKA the ‘lockdown second six’)

15 September 2021 / Chris Bryden / Karen Staunton

Minding the pupillage gap

Lack of networking and advocacy opportunities have been pupils’ biggest challenges during COVID. Melissa Elsworth, Thomas Harvey and Mani Basi explain how the Family Law Bar Association’s expanding Pupillage Project is helping to fill the gap 

15 September 2021 / Melissa Elsworth / Thomas Harvey / Mani Basi

Top tips for new pupils

Welcome to the Bar! To help new pupils at the start of a daunting year, here’s some advice from three incumbents to help you navigate the inevitable challenges

15 September 2021 / Aaron Mayers / Holly Challenger / Ryan Anderson

Lockdown pupillage (1)

Two perspectives on pupillage during the pandemic: part one of a two-part series by Chris Bryden and Karen Staunton looks at first-six challenges

25 May 2021 / Chris Bryden / Karen Staunton

Find your way, find a mentor

Not only will you learn how to become a better barrister, but you will learn how to become a good mentor too, write Alexandra Wilson  and Jamil Mohammed  

08 September 2020 / Alexandra Wilson / Jamil Mohammed

A survival guide to being on your feet

Tips for surviving your second six and growing into your role as an advocate with confidence. By Zeenat Islam 

08 September 2020 / Zeenat Islam

A year in the life of a pupil

You’ve spent years preparing for this moment and it’s finally arrived. So what to expect? Lachlan Stewart  reflects on an unprecedented year as a pupil and how to own – and enjoy – it

08 September 2020 / Lachlan Stewart

Lessons from a COVID work-at-home pupillage

‘Different, but not impossible,’ writes Shaylla Shabbir  - seven lessons learnt. 

01 September 2020 / Shaylla Shabbir

Protecting our young – ensuring our future

Young barristers want to be in court but they do not want this at the expense of their health or the expense of their clients, writes Katherine Duncan 

06 May 2020 / Katherine Duncan
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