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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.
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.
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 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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The University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre and Doughty Street Chambers will be co-hosting a one-day training course on Social Rights in Europe: Advocacy and Litigation on Tuesday 10th March 2020. Led by international experts the sessions will cover the key international and regional mechanisms for social rights advocacy and litigation as well as comparative social rights advocacy work and experience.
LawWorks Cymru are organising a training session concerning employment law litigation. Delivered by George Pollitt, an experienced barrister and employment law specialist, this session is aimed at anyone giving advice to clients going to the Employment Tribunal. The event will be held on April 20, 18:00-20:00 in Cardiff.
LawWorks Cymru are organising a training session delivered by Citizens Advice trainers to enable attendees (frontline workers and anyone advising the public) to spot the signs of gambling-related harm and help people get the support they need. The event will be held on March 25, 13:00-16:00 in Cardiff.
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 examples of chatbots from across the sector.
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.
Swansea University and Simmons Wavelength are collaborating to offer a free, two-day interactive sandbox to generate outline proposals for LegalTech. The event will be held from the 25th - 26th of January in the Computational Foundry on the Bay Campus of Swansea University.
Listen to Supreme Court President, Baroness Hale discuss the need to improve access to justice following cuts to legal aid in interview with the Law Society President Simon Davis.