The family law clinic provides one off advice from family law practitioners to clients unable to instruct their own representative. Birmingham City University (BCU) law students shadow the practitioner and sometimes assist with interviewing. The clinic operates once a fortnight on alternate Wednesdays.
We are looking for family law practitioners to provide one off advice to clients. The volunteer will be shadowed by students and ideally be prepared to explain advice briefly to students to help them learn from the experience of shadowing. The clinic will be run via Microsoft Teams or Zoom for the time being. Once we are able to offer face to face interviews again, then the clinic takes place at BCU Curzon Building in Birmingham.
What will the time commitment be?
The time commitment is one day each year. You are welcome to do more if you wish!
What will volunteers get out of this?
The volunteers have an opportunity not only to work pro bono but to help train the family law practitioners of the future.
Person specification - what type of volunteers are you looking for?
Family law practitioners qualified as either Barrister, Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive with at least 3 years’ experience in this area of work.
What email address should enquiries and applications be sent to?
Please send a brief CV or an explanation of experience and current position to [email protected].