The original plans for the working group and subgroups, which are supported by the LIP Network, were disrupted due to the changing priorities Covid presented. Our response to these changing needs was to commission a response exercise to understand how sector needs, experiences, issues, and solutions around innovation had changed. The following represents a summary of our findings.
A statement from the National Pro Bono Centre re. premises.
As part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic we're publishing our bimonthly newsletters. You can join the LIP Network for free to access our member only resources and get our updates direct to your inbox. April's second newsletter (Resilience, Resistance and Results) can be found here.
As part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic we're publishing our bimonthly newsletters. You can join the LIP Network for free to access our member only resources and get our updates direct to your inbox. April's newsletter (ABBAU - Anything but Business as Usual) can be found here.
The Frontline Network are creating an 'Emergency Fund' to be accessed by Frontline workers who support people experiencing homelessness, who have been directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They want to hear from frontline workers on what emerging areas they believe require immediate additional funding to support their work. Complete the 'Emergency Fund' Survey to give your views!
The Advice Services Alliance wants to gather your thoughts and experiences during this crisis in order to share good practice and to lobby for support for the sector. Please consider contributing to their short survey.
As part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic we're publishing our bimonthly newsletters. You can join the LIP Network for free to access our member only resources and get our updates direct to your inbox. March's mid-month update (Supporting you through challenges and changes) can be found here
Charity digital have published this incredibly helpful webinar detailing how to produce an effective content strategy framework for your small charity. The webinar covers a range of useful topics including how to build personas online, engage with your audience and identify creative ways to deliver and re-purpose your content.
Work management tool Asana is offering free licenses to charities working to help slow the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). The offer aims to provide software support to charities to work remotely. Free registration required.
File sharing service Dropbox, is offering out free subscriptions to charities that are working to stop the coronavirus (Covid-19) and supporting victims. It is free to register and Dropbox has pledged to respond in 48 hours.
Following the outbreak of coronavirus in the UK, the Mayor of London’s office want to know whether you are producing, or are aware of, other sources of advice for low-income Londoners that the hub could signpost to.
The Employment Rights Hub will act as a central point of employment rights information, signposting users to trusted sources of advice such as Citizens Advice and TUC and will advise citizens on the benefit of joining a union.
The Legal Needs of Individuals in England and Wales Report, jointly commissioned by the Legal Services Board (LSB) and the Law Society, presents the findings of the ‘2019 Survey of Legal Needs of Individuals in England and Wales’ conducted on their behalf by YouGov.
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.
HMCTS are holding an online event, on Thursday 23rd January 1-2pm, to provide more information and understanding about HMCTS's work in the area of family public law and adoption. The webinar will include demonstrations of a new digital process for local authorities to make applications for care and supervision orders online as well as the opportunity for individuals to provide feedback. Register today.
DLA Piper are hosting an informal Pro Bono get-together in Manchester on Wednesday 15th January 2020. A great opportunity to connect with pro bono professionals from across the sector, over lunch. RSVP today!
Spotlight On: McKenzie Friends, how has their role changed in the post-LASPO climate? + New Research
Recent calls for McKenzie friends to be prohibited from charging fees have been echoed by the Bar Council, the Law Society and the Commons Justice Committee. Tied with recent research findings on the quality of McKenzie Friend advice we take a deeper look at how McKenzie friends operate and what this could mean for their future in the sector?