The Bar to look at diversity….

Legal Week reports that The Bar Council has set up a working party led by Lord Justice Neuberger to devise a blueprint for improving access to the profession.

I commented on the pupillage problem a few weeks ago. Just as important as the pupillage issue – and certainly very encouraging, Lord Justice Neuberger said: “It is equally essential that the legal profession, and that the Bar in particular, should have access to the best talent among aspiring barristers, regardless of background.”

5 thoughts on “The Bar to look at diversity….

  1. > “It is equally essential that the legal profession, and that the Bar in particular, should have access to the best talent among aspiring barristers, regardless of background.”

    I love this bollox statement that i hear every year from the Bar. As a VERY capable ethinic minority female, the real interest from the bar came once i had an Oxford Uni qualification and international war crimes experience on my CV. Now tell me, who can afford to do such things after spending 10-20K on the BVC and God knows how much on an undergrad, other than the rich or the lucky few who get scholarships (I did for Lincolns for my internship only)?

    There are certain names of institutions/organisations and referees on CV’s that will open doors. Once i had a few notched on my CV, i was quizzed about them in some of my pupillage interviews…oh so you know blah de blah, and blah de blah.

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