Pro Bono Opportunity with Centre 70 Advice Service, Lambeth

Centre 70 has been providing expert, quality advice since 1970, they offer advice on housing, debt, welfare benefits alongside an evening legal surgery, and with their low-cost counselling service as well they are a trusted source of support at the heart of the community in West Norwood, Lambeth.

Centre 70 are looking for qualified lawyers from any specialism to offer initial legal advice on a range of topics, with a limited amount of follow-up notes or letters.

The Monday evening pro-bono surgery provides local people with one-off advice on issues including: consumer, housing, wills and probate, debt, family and employment.

Since the Covid-19 Lockdown there has been an increase in many areas of their work, and currently in need of lawyers to enable the delivery of this essential service.

What will the time commitment be?

The legal surgery takes place on Mondays 7-9pm, at the moment all sessions are delivered by phone. Advising on one session every 4-6 weeks.

What will volunteers get out of this?

Volunteers have expressed how they find the work varied, interesting and rewarding. There is opportunity to be involved in the delivery and development of the service, alongside pro-bono colleagues.

"I feel that it's really important vulnerable and / or low income members of the community have access to justice via the free legal advice provided by Centre 70. I have learnt a lot and it is great to be able to provide this help"

Person specification - what type of volunteers are you looking for? 

We are looking for qualified lawyers from any specialism. We are not currently able to take on students or paralegals.

What email address should enquiries and applications be sent to?

Please email your interest and a CV to: [email protected] 

Application process - is there any information you would like applicants to provide?

Please send a CV to the above email address, and any queries. Once received your information we will ask you to sit-in (virtually) on sessions with existing volunteers. References will be checked.

If you are a qualified lawyer and you can provide pro bono advice once a month on a Monday evening Centre 70 would love to hear from you! 

For more information see www.centre70.org.uk

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Closing date:
Sunday, January 31, 2021
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