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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.
The regularly updated list provides information and guidance on design and user experience tools, materials and resources. It includes case studies and support services to help you use any relevant resources in your organisation.
The regularly updated list provides information and guidance on data and evaluation tools, materials and resources. It includes case studies and support services to help you use any relevant resources in your organisation.
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.
The Law Society will be launching elearning for the Immigration and Asylum reaccreditation on their new digital learning environment later this year and are looking for paid contributors to write, peer review and contribute to the finalisation of the syllabus.
The Access to Justice Foundation are hiring a Grants Manager to join their team in London. Salary: £40,000 pa Deadline Thursday 12th March 2020
Economic Change, the Salesforce Consultants, are hosting a webinar on how to roll out a helpline service successfully. The webinar is great if you manage a helpdesk or helpline and want to expand your capacity, are looking to automate and capture new enquiries through the web, email and mobile integration.
HMCTS are holding a webinar on the 26th February 12:30 - 2:00pm to present and discuss their new 'HEAR' framework.
Here For Good the post-brexit immigration service are offering free legal advice to EEA Citizens on their settled status application 5 days a week. You can find out more on their website or contact them on: 020 70142 155 (Mondays / Wednesdays / Fridays) 0115 9644 112 (Tuesdays/Thursdays)
St Hilda's East Community Centre are looking for a Fundraiser based in East London. The salary is £33,799 p/a and the deadline for applications is 9am, Friday, 14th February 2020.
St Hilda’s East Community Centre are looking for a Director based in East London. The salary is £50,000 p/a and the deadline for applications is 9am, Monday, 10th February 2020.
The Ealing Law Centre are looking for a Community Outreach and Volunteer Manager at Hanwell with a salary of up to £30,000 p/a pro rata depending on experience. The deadline for applications is Monday 17th February.