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As part of their new training programme for 2020, LawWorks are holding a Webinar on Finding Legal Options for Women Survivors (FLOWS). Led by Alex Lowry, the webinar will provide further information into FLOWS and how women can access legal help through the scheme as well as a demonstration of Courtnnav. Hosted by LexisNexis the webinar will be broadcast from 10am on Friday 13th March
As part of their new Training Programme, LawWorks are holding an introduction to Employment Law, delivered by John Sprack, an experienced employment law trainer and author. The event will be hosted by Cooley LLP on February 20th 18:30 - 19:30.
The Legal Education Foundation have launched their 2020 Grant Round, with funds totalling £2m on offer. The deadline for applications is 27th February, with grants awarded to successful applicants in June 2020. Funding applications will be assessed in line with the Foundation’s new grants strategy.
Law, Technology and Access to Justice has published an article detailing the use and effect of chatbots. The article seeks to answer the question 'How hot are chatbots in serving access to justice' through useful definitions and and examples of chatbots from across the sector.
JUSTICE are looking for a full time Criminal Justice Lawyer to join their team in London. Salary: £38,255 Deadline 5pm, Tuesday 28th January
Opportunity: The Sentencing Council is Accepting Recommendations for the Revised Drug Offences Guidelines
The Sentencing Council has launched a 12-week consultation process in order to review and revise the 2012 Drug Offences Guidelines. The process will run from 15 January to 7 April 2020 and is open to everyone. The revised Drug Offences Guideline will provide sentencers across the Crown Court and magistrates’ courts with guidance for various drug offences, which will assist in achieving the Council’s objective of consistent sentencing, and provide transparency for the public regarding the penalties for these offences. Responses may be sent by 7 April to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sentencing Council’s Report on the Relationship Between Offenders’ Sex, Ethnicity and Sentencing Outcomes for Drug Supply Offences
The Sentencing Council has published a report considering the extent to which the sentence imposed for drug supply offences may vary with an offender's sex or ethnicity, after controlling for other factors considered by the judge. The report looks specifically at the likelihood of receiving an immediate custodial sentence, and the length of the sentence imposed for those receiving an immediate custodial sentence.
Monaco Solicitors have published an article by Nicola Welchman on their website, detailing their top ten tips for women returning to work after a maternity leave, owing to the fact that many mothers face circumstances that may constitute a lawful claim in the employment tribunal for discrimination.
Law for Life, the leading public legal education charity in the UK, is looking for an inspiring and committed trustee to work alongside the Chair, Board and CEO to ensure sound strategic development. The role is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. The deadline is midnight on Wednesday, 12th February, 2020.
Lex have created a great free legal letter-builder service for those whose employers have failed to pay them the holiday pay that they are contractually entitled to, and those who have lost some of their holiday entitlement for reasons outside their control. Through a series of YES/NO questions the service helps LIPs create their own legal letter to send on to their employer.
Prisoners' Advice Service are recruiting for a part time Fundraising and Communication's Officer to join their team in Farringdon. Salary: £29,722 (pro rata p/a). Deadline 31st January
London Legal Support Trust have created this handy list of ways your organisation can save money in 2020.
For their 40th anniversary, ASA are holding a conference to celebrate the "good will and good works" of the advice sector, a phrase coined by Lady Hale, to describe those who work tirelessly to ensure people are able to gain access to justice. The conference will be held on the 1st and 2nd of April 2020, in Manchester. The conference will reflect on their 40-year history to think forward to the new challenges and experiences facing the sector and will aim to bring people together from across the scope of social welfare legal advice.
'The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment' by Amelia Gentleman is 'a story about who gets listened to in Britain and who gets ignored. It’s about race, poverty and marginalisation.' writes Margaret Doyle in her book review for the UK Administrative Justice Institute
It is important to look after yourself when providing pro bono assistance to others. The Australian Pro Bono Centre have produced this great new online resource of tips on how to practice self-care while undertaking pro bono work.
Televison cameras will be allowed to broadcast from inside the Crown Court for the first time following draft legislation due to be laid by the government this week.
Are you fit for law? LawCare and academics launch ‘FIT FOR LAW’ to combat stress within the Legal profession.
The Law Society is calling on people passionate about access to justice to come together with technologists at a one day event to help identify and build solutions to the justice problems experience by the sector and our users. The hackathon is a free event that will take place on 25 February from 9:45am - 5:00pm at the Law Society on Chancery Lane.
Lex have created this great free legal letter builders service for those who have been made unfairly redundant. Through a series of YES/NO questions the service helps LIPs create their own legal letter to then send on to their employer.