Mentoring Scheme

Judicial Mentoring Scheme

A new Judicial Mentoring Scheme has been developed focussing on addressing under-representation of women, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) lawyers and encouraging greater socio-economic diversity. These are currently the priority areas for both the Lord Chief Justice and the Senior President of Tribunals.

The scheme is an initiative of the Judicial Diversity Committee, chaired by the Lord Chief Justice and co-chaired by Lady Justice Heather Hallett to support the committee’s vision to encourage greater diversity at all levels of the judiciary.

The scheme is administered by the Judicial Office.

Am I eligible?

The scheme is open to barristers, solicitors, Chartered legal executives and professionally qualified legal academics (within the above under-represented target groups only) who have participated in the Judicial Work Shadowing Scheme and are seeking an appointment in the next two years (or at the next available opportunity). It is similarly open to judges seeking to progress to higher office within the same period.

For further details please see