The Law Society has released an introductory guide to lawtech which will help solicitors and others delivering legal services to consider the merits of technology in their professional practice.
JustFair and SRANE (Social Rights Alliance North East) have produced a toolkit for bringing people together to discuss social change. With a tagline "Talk.Act.Change." the toolkit offers an agenda and methodology for holding meetings on social issues and working towards change.
Many of us struggle daily with an avalanche of emails. Law Care promotes good mental health and well being in the legal community, and has published its top 10 tips with advice on how to manage your email effectively and free up your time!
Location: Central London (currently Kings Cross) Hours: Full time (35 hours a week). Requests for part-time working (min 25 hours) considered. Salary: £25,000 per annum (pro rata if part time) Closing Date for applications is 20th October 2019.
Easy Read makes complicated government information more accessible to disabled people living with learning barriers. The format of the guides is easy to understand because it uses simple, jargon free language, shorter sentences and supporting images, concentrating on the main points of a document so people can understand the key issues and make decisions if necessary.
The Making Every Adult Matter coalition has published information on its approach to a co-production Theory of Change. It recognises that working closely with people living with experience of multiple disadvantage and disrupting negative power dynamics are the best ways to realise its vision for the future.
Published 25/09/2019 by Claire Gilbert
Campaign groups, including the Youth Justice Legal Centre, the Howard League for Penal Reform, and Just for Kids Law, have published best practice guidance for criminal practitioners on effective advocacy for Looked-After children at the police station.
This guide is aimed at partners, corporate social responsibility (CSR) professionals and anyone involved with pro bono and CSR work in law firms. It will help you understand how and why public legal education (PLE) should be built into your firm’s CSR strategy or community engagement programme. It also provides details of organisations that can help.
Cafcass and the Centre for Child Protection at the University of Kent have launched an interactive online court simulation to help prepare separated parents for family proceedings.
City Bridge Trust launches a new grant focused on supporting staff resilience and mental health – deadline 14th June 2019
Published 03/05/2019 by Stacey Lamb
Research by mmadigital shows that cost and lack of understanding of legal services could see consumer clients try to avoid direct contact with lawyers.
April is Stress Awareness Month and there are some great online resources available for you to help tackle workplace stress
An acknowledgement of the important role that services such as lawyer for the day programs, court service centers, court clerks and self help materials play.
In response to an increased demand for employment law and discrimination services across England and Wales Job Law have recently welcomed Azra Choudry as a new member of their team.
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.