Published 30/11/2018 by Roisin O'Connell
Against a backdrop of more people facing legal problems alone, two pro bono charities will explore how closer working can improve the contribution and co-ordination of pro bono advice and representation.
Refugee Action’s most recent report focuses on how the legal aid cuts affect the accessibility of advice for individuals seeking assistance on immigration and asylum.
LawWorks is pleased to announce our training session dates for Autumn 2018. The programme of training for LawWorks members and clinic volunteers aims to support the provision of pro bono legal advice. LawWorks also provides training in professional advice skills.
This entry examines a promising approach to promoting advocacy in the human rights sector.
On the 25th of September it will be the 10 year anniversary of the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor (CLEP 10). This provides a great opportunity for members to spotlight access to justice issues.
CPAG (the Child Poverty Action Group) have launched the 'Early Warning System' project to record the impact of benefit changes since 2013 on individuals and families across England and Wales. You can record your experiences through their system now.
A poster has been made available by the British Institute of Human Rights to help practitioners identify human rights issues in any practice area.
The British Institute for Human Rights has made a workbook available for those with mental health or mental capacity issues and their advocates.
Supporting financial difficulty and mental wellbeing - what practical actions can organisations take?
In 2017, the University of Bristol’s Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC), as part of a series of events exploring the relationship between financial difficulty and mental wellbeing. Tackling areas such as suicide and debt, gambling and debt and money, mental health and ageing, the events have produced some initial practical ways that organisations can help people in financial difficulty who have mental health problems or are in other ‘vulnerable situations’ that may affect their wellbeing.
he Transition Advice Fund (TAF) aims to ensure that people who are eligible can secure their right to settled status, particularly those who need help to navigate the process or who risk failing to secure the status. The TAF is a pooled fund established by Unbound Philanthropy, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Legal Education Foundation, and is looking to build the capacity of the voluntary sector to support people who need this sort of help. More details on how to apply here.
Dean Anthony Da Conceicao has released some straightforward tips on how to deliver the best and most effective services for people with autism.
UNICEF have released a new advocacy toolkit for LIPs and others dealing with children's legal issues.
A new step-by-step guide has been produced by Namati and the Open Society Justice Initiative to help those struggling to document their citizenship or legal identity.
The PSU is opening a part-time satellite service in Southend-on-Sea.
Free Seminar on homelessness legislation
Cardiff University Lecturer, Jess Mant discusses what inspired her research on litigants in person in the family court.
Preliminary findings from research regarding litigants in person in the private family court suggest that the post-LASPO process has led LiPs to lose trust in the system and in some cases made them feel worse off than when they started.
In the UK, litigants in Person can claim up to £19 per hour for time they spend working on their case (or the actual financial loss if this can prove this), where as Pro Bono costs can be claimed for any advice given for free by lawyers. But what if you're both?
From supporting staff wellbeing to supporting EEA and non-EEA migrant communities, this year's Frontline Network conference has produced a wealth of resources for frontline workers to support them in supporting others.
A recent presentation through the Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) examines how chatbots can be used to guide and direct litigants in person to useful online resources, guides and information.