Pupillage, Autumn and the Annual Bar Council Conference

Autumn leaves fall in Pupillageville…

As the autumn arrives with a renewed vigour, it is time to finally turn my attention back to the notations of my quill upon ‘The Pupillage Blog’, which as ever will have regular updates across Twitter and a more focused approach to life both at the Bar and events within the profession on the Blog.

I will be posting a more varied number of differing legal blogs over the course of the coming months, which will also include a feature from the substantive feedback from those readers who kindly participated in providing their thoughts and experiences of new Pupillage Portal system, ‘The Pupillage Gateway’.

On a more practical note, I will be regularly updating the front page of ‘The Pupillage Blog’ with links and information which will support those who are seeking pupillage, along with those who are already engaged at the Bar. You will note that there are now links to the new BSB Handbook, which will be coming into force in January 2014, a very much recommended if not compulsory read for anyone within the profession.

Wednesday 2nd October, saw the Guardian Newspaper host a live online Q & A entitled, ‘How to make a legal qualification pay off’.  In light of so much change at the Bar, it was a very positive if not poignant move for @GdnLaw to focus upon an this topical hot potato of discussion with equally engaging commentary from an invited panel which included addressing alternative legal career options.  If you missed the Q & A, then I would certainly recommend catching up with the online feedback and commentary.

Finally, with the Bar Council Annual Bar Conference nearly upon us, it will be very interesting to see the mood, take and feedback of the attendees, especially in view of the increasingly competitive legal landscape, tendering and sizeable fee cuts, coupled with the rigours of access to justice.  From a personal view point, I really hope this event which takes place on Saturday 2nd November will be well attended, as this will give all attendees a great opportunity to participate, network and provide the much needed input upon a struggling Bar.

As always

Stephen AKA Justin Time

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