NEED LAW WORK EXPERIENCE? Southwark Law Centre – looking for volunteers

Southwark Law Centre, based in Peckham, is interested in recruiting volunteers for one or two days a week.

Law Centres are not-for-profit legal practices providing free legal advice and representation to disadvantaged people. To find out more about what they do take a look at www.lawcentres.org.uk/

To find out more about the work at Southwark, see southwarklawcentre.org.uk/

and if you are interested please email Flozel Webley for an application pack: Flozel.Webley@southwarklawcentre.org.uk

Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB) – experience for law students

There are over 21,500 volunteers involved in the Citizens Advice service, performing a wide range of roles.

Attention all law students: If you train as a CAB adviser, you can get up to six months off your solicitor training contracts!

If you are interested in volunteering, fill out your details on the enquiry form and your chosen Citizens Advice Bureau will contact you to discuss available opportunities.

If you have questions about CAB volunteering see our Volunteering FAQs

Advisers

“I get a real feeling of satisfaction from making a difference, especially for people less able to stand up for their rights.” Sheila, Stretford CAB

Without our trained volunteer advisers we could not continue to meet the demand for advice. Our generalist advice service looks at a client’s situation holistically as opposed to looking at their problems in isolation from one another. Advisers are given free training, both formal and on-the-job. As a CAB adviser you would:

  • interview clients
  • help them negotiate with people such as creditors or service providers
  • draft letters
  • make phone calls on their behalf
  • refer them to other agencies
  • represent them in court and at tribunals.


Shortcuts! Make the most of the PCC!

This feature by The College of Law’s careers team manager Angela Smith on the LawCareers.net site should give you some pointers on the help you can get from the Placement and Careers Service (1st Floor, Bannerman) all year round.

LPC Taster session & Law fair @ Bristol Institute of Legal Practice

LPC Taster Session
Come and hear what life is like in practice from some of our ex-UWE students who are now practising solicitors at Burges Salmon and CMS Cameron McKenna.  You can also hear more about the LPC, look around the facilities, and meet our tutors and current and former students.

Programme of activities for the taster session:

  • Registration/Refreshments
  • Welcome Presentation
  • Interactive session with current/past students about what life is really like in practice
  • Tour of the facilities

Event details:
Date: 30 November 2011
Time: 3.30 – 5.30pm
Location: University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus

For more information and to book, please click here

Law Fair
An opportunity to meet future employers, law firms and other organisations providing legal services.  We have over twenty firms attending, and you can see a list on our website.

Event details
Date: 30 November 2011
Time: 5 – 7pm
Location: Floor 3, B Block, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus

For more information and to book, please click here.

human rights of prisoners – volunteer opportunities

Reprieve uses the law to enforce the human rights of prisoners, worldwide.

Clive Stafford Smith, founder and director has been awarded the Judges’ Special Beacon Prize for Outstanding Philanthropic Achievement 2010 – a prize described by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown as the ‘Nobel Prize of the charity world’.

Reprieve recruits volunteers – see reprieve for more information.