The Middle Temple Noticeboard is place for advertising items that may be of interest to our members, for example external CPD lectures, wigs and gowns for sale, social events, work experience opportunities, accommodation, etc. The Inn does not accept liability for the accuracy of these notices.
If you would like to advertise on the Inn's Noticeboard please contact us at email@example.com.
Bar Musical Society
Monday, 19th September 2016
The Society's aim is to promote the love and appreciation of music by student members of the Inns, barristers and Judges.
There are three or four concerts each year (held in the Inns or nearby) given by professional musicians. Concerts are followed by the option of supper. The concerts and suppers present an opportunity to meet like-minded students, barristers and Judges in an informal environment.
The Committee aim to arrange concerts of the highest standard and with a varied programme. The performers frequently join members of the Society after the concert for supper.Students and new barristers under 2 years’ call are particularly welcome and are entitled to two free tickets (for the concert only).
Applications to join the Society should be made to Nikolas Clarke, Field Court Chambers, 5, Field Court, Gray’s Inn, London WC1R 5EF or firstname.lastname@example.org The next concert is a children’s concert, Peter and the Wolf, on Sunday 20th November at midday in Middle Temple Hall, narrated by Sir Richard Stilgoe.
The Bar Council announces the e-Mentoring Scheme
Thursday, 18th August 2016
The e-Mentoring Scheme is a free service, which eliminates the confidence and contact barriers by granting fair and equal access to information, advice and assistance from barristers and its representative body. It is hoped that regular contact, guidance and advice from barristers will help to improve the confidence of the students to make informed decisions, and actively pursue a career at the Bar in future.
Not only will the scheme facilitate contact between barrister mentors and student mentees, the e-Mentoring platform will provide a host of features such as a current affairs stream, a debating forum, and a bulletin to advertise open days and other opportunities in the profession. This should help even the playing field, ensuring that students mentees are as adequately equipped as their competitors with the soft skills, knowledge, and understanding of the profession, the law and opportunities available.
“a very helpful experience, [which] allowed me to gain valuable insight from an experienced lawyer” (e-Mentee from the pilot e-Mentoring Scheme)
After a successful pilot, the e-Mentoring Scheme was launched in July 2016, in conjunction with Bar Placement Week. Bar Placement Week is another initiative run by the Bar Council which exposes State School students from diverse backgrounds to the Bar through guided tours, mock trials at the Old Bailey and the Royal Courts of Justice, and most importantly, a mini-pupillage with an assigned barrister for a week. This presented a great opportunity to inform talented State School students of a scheme which might help them take the next best steps - which are most critical - in their academic career.
Further information about the e-Mentoring Scheme can be found on its dedicated page on the Bar Council’s website. Applications (online only) are now being accepted for students interested in being mentees on the scheme.
Middle Temple Disability Scheme
Monday, 15th February 2016
We are looking for practitioners with disabilities who would be willing to provide advice and share their experience.
The idea is to build up a network of volunteers to whom we can refer students with disabilities who may be thinking about a career at the Bar, but are concerned about the practicalities. If you are willing to assist, or have any comments and suggestions, please contact Sally Yorke (email@example.com).
Young Bar Hub
Monday, 1st February 2016
The Young Bar Hub provides useful information to help barristers, including pupils, in the early years of practice. It also provides worthwhile information about the Bar Council's Young Barristers' Committee, and upcoming events of particular interest to the Young Bar.
The Young Bar Toolkit is designed to support you in early practice and covers management, finances and wellbeing. Toolkits are routinely updated to reflect the current state, and changing nature of today’s practice at the bar. We welcome your feedback and input at YBC@barcouncil.org.uk
For more information please click here
Upcoming Bar Council International Events and Opportunities
Tuesday, 19th January 2016
The Bar of England and Wales is very internationally orientated. A significant proportion of its members have an international practice and that number is increasing all the time. Clients in need of international legal advocacy or advisory services in any field of law can find the right experts at the English Bar.The Bar Council International Committee and team work to promote both the interests of the Bar and the rule of law abroad.Please click here to view a list of upcoming Bar Council international events and opportunities.