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Judicial Reverse Mentoring 2024

The Judicial Reverse Mentoring scheme was developed with the central purpose to foster greater understanding among the judiciary of the experience of individual lawyers from underrepresented groups, and of the particular barriers faced by these groups in accessing a career in law and in the judiciary. ​

​The process recognises that there are gaps and opportunities to learn on both sides of a mentoring relationship and changing the traditional format on its head can be very beneficial for both parties. Reverse mentoring also challenges the idea of mentoring being hierarchical, as it is not about a senior person taking someone under their wing, but a formal relationship for the purpose of sharing understanding, and professional development. Some reverse mentoring schemes, including this one, focus on sharing the experience of individuals in/from underrepresented groups.

We invite Legal Professionals (Junior Barristers and Solicitors) from underrepresented backgrounds to join the scheme as Mentors. You will support making a positive difference and impact on the Judiciary, fostering a greater understanding among the judiciary of the experience of individual lawyers from underrepresented groups in accessing a career in law and in the judiciary. The scheme also aims to enable Mentors (Legal Professionals) the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the judiciary.

If you are a Legal professional of any age (Barrister or Solicitor – up to 10 years call or PQE) from an underrepresented group including black, Asian and ethnic minority legal professionals, female legal professionals, legal professionals with disabilities, legal professionals from the LGBTQ+ community and those from socio-economic disadvantaged backgrounds and would like to have an impact and contribute to cultural change and gain insight to the Judiciary then we would like to invite you to register your interest and contact [email protected] for more information (advert pack) and an application form.

Closing date for applications is Friday 26th April 2024 

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