12 January 2022
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom was privileged to invite eight lawyers to join the Court in the first week of November 2021 for a Pilot Internship Programme in partnership with Bridging the Bar.
The brochure produced by Bridging the Bar and found here provides more information on the scheme and testimonials from the interns and those that helped make the week last year such a success.
The intention behind the scheme is to help encourage lawyers from under-represented groups and differing backgrounds not to be deterred aiming for an ambitious career in the law, and also to break down any pre-conceived ideas about the Court and the Justices, linking with the aspirations in the Court's Diversity & Inclusion Strategy.
As a first pilot it far exceeded everyone's expectations, and it has been agreed that the scheme will run again in 2022. Interested applicants will be able to apply via Bridging the Bar later in the year when the opportunity will be advertised.