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Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network are looking for a Project Worker for their Young Londoners scheme. The role is a job share at 14 hours per week with a salary of £20,000 pro rata p/a. Deadline: 1st March. To request an application pack and for enquiries, please email Rosario.Guimba-Stewart@lrmn.org.uk or telephone 020 8694 0323.
Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Centre are looking for a Legal Advice and Information Caseworker to join their team. The role is 35 hours per week with a salary of £27,000 p/a. Deadline: 1st March. To request for an application pack and for enquiries, please email Rosario.Guimba-Stewart@lrmn.org.uk or telephone 020 8694 0323.
PILnet, the Global Network for Pubic Interest Law, are now accepting applications to their 2020 Fellowship Programme. The ideal candidate is a public interest advocate and recent graduate of a relevant academic legal program, such as an LL.M. or JD. The length of the fellowship is up to 6 months, with 3 months spent at PILnet's New York City office and the option to spend an additional 3 months in a field office. Candidates from Hong Kong and Taiwan, and those with independent funding are encouraged to apply. Rolling deadline.
Justice Week 2020 officially kicked off yesterday morning! Organised by the Law Society, the Bar Council and CILEx, Justice Week aims to boost the profile of justice and the rule of law, positioning these principles in the centre of public and political debate. Today we take a look at some of the events taking place in education this week.
A detailed and comprehensive resource pack can be an effective tool to end mental health discrimination, by stimulating conversation.
Published 25/02/2020 by Johnny Tan
In large parts of England and Wales, people are unable to get legal aid advice for housing or community care. The lack of legal aid funding has resulted in vast ‘legal aid deserts’, due to a shortage of providers.
Published 25/02/2020 by Johnny Tan
Despite the many benefits of mediation as an alternative to the costly, inefficient and adversarial trial, there is a surprisingly low take-up of family mediation among couples. Much of this seems to be due to a lack of awareness surrounding the process.
Opportunity: Law for Life are looking for a solicitor to help them produce guides for Litigants in Person
Law for Life are looking for a practising solicitor who specialises in civil litigation to peer review their new range of guides designed to help litigants in person (LiPs) to determine if they have a potential civil claim and if they do, how to manage their application to the civil court.
REElinquish Your Rights no Longer – Meet the Children’s Law Centre’s new Chatbot, REE Rights Responder
REE Rights Responder is a web-based chatbot designed to provide legal advice to young people in Northern Ireland.
The latest edition of ILTA’s Technology Talk series is an interactive Legal Design Thinking Workshop which will focus on digitising legal services without investing heavily in development resources. The workshop will be held on Monday, 27th April, at Shearman & Sterling, 9 Appold St, London.
The Global Legal Empowerment Network is an organisation which aims to foster learning, collaboration, and a stronger movement for legal empowerment. Their annual survey for 2020 aims to nurture innovation and systemic change in the sector through a series of questions which will determine the direction and scope of their work for the upcoming year. The survey closes on Sunday, March 1st.
A recent case in the Court of Appeal has highlighted the problems faced by homeless persons in appealing their cases, due to difficulties in accessing legal aid. The judgement provides hope for judicial discretion where an appeal is made out of time due to the lack of availability of legal aid.
Law for Life are organising a course that aims to help attendees deal with private landlords and local councils on issues of housing rights and homelessness, focusing in particular on issues that women face in securing and maintaining tenancies. The course is free of charge, and is aimed at grassroots and community groups who support women living in precarious housing situations.
The Ministry of Justice and YouGov would like to hear your views on access to legal support and legal aid services in civil cases, particularly in relation to housing and community care issues. They are running a 5-day online (text-based) forum from Monday 24th to Friday 28th February, with the aim of ascertaining what the major barriers are for people trying to access legal aid and what more can be done to raise public understanding of the legal support available and the eligibility criteria for legal aid.
The Centre for Justice Innovation is launching the findings of their report on the state of existing practice in youth courts. We have details of their launch event on 25th March from 1 pm in London and an overview of their report.
Published 21/02/2020 by Johnny Tan
A newly released platform draws on data to tackle homelessness in the UK. A similar tool for solving access to justice problems is welcomed.
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In a blog for Justice Week the Law Society's Head of Justice explains how the rule of law benefits us and that judges are not the enemy of the people.