From time to time, we run a range of events. In this section, you can find out more about our forthcoming events including details as to how to register to attend them. We also attend events run by others.

TargetJobs National Pupillage Fair, 28 November 2020, 10.30am

On 28 November we will be presenting at the virtual TargetJobs National Pupillage Fair

This is your chance to meet chambers’ representatives, discover more about different sets and find the best match for you and your career. Find out what has changed about training for the Bar and transferring from other jurisdictions.

Register now to join our staff who can answer your questions:

  • Alex Skirvin, BSB Senior Public Engagement and Media Relations Officer;

  • Julia Witting, BSB Head of Supervision; and

  • Sophie Maddison, BSB Senior Authorisation and Supervision Officer.

The popular talks programme will run as follows. There will be two session at each time running simultaneously:

10:00am          Hear from BPP

11:10am          Funding your career at the Bar/The New Bar

12:00pm         Pro bono and volunteering for the  Free Representation Unit (FRU)/

                        Pupillage: What You Need to Know

1:30pm           Commercial Law/The Financial Side of Family Law

2:20pm           Be Yourself at the Bar/ Skills for Pupils

Diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, 10 December 2020, 8.30am-12.55pm

This conference will consider the way forward for improving diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Speakers include our Head of Equality and Access to Justice, Amit Popat.

The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from the Attorney General's Office; the MoJ; the CPS; the Government Legal Department; the Department for Transport Legal Advisors; HMRC Solicitor's Office & Legal Services; the Judicial Office; Treasury Legal Advisers; the Law Commission of England and Wales; BEIS; DfE; HMRC; HM Treasury; Home Office; MHCLG; UK Visas & Immigration; and The Scottish Government.

 

The agenda:

  • Meeting regulatory requirements for diversity and inclusion
  • Practical approaches to developing a diverse legal sector
  • Improving workplace culture in legal services - mental wellbeing, workplace flexibility and support, and tackling harassment and misconduct
  • Recruitment and progression - attracting new lawyers from diverse backgrounds, the impact of the SQE, and transitioning from law schools to the workplace
  • Next steps for improving judicial diversity

Find out more on the Westminster Legal Policy Forum website.