Pro bono opportunity with the City University Free Legal Advice Clinic (Court of Protection Deputy matters)

We provide free legal advice to clients who cannot afford to pay for advice. We are looking for solicitors who can supervise students in advising clients with Deputy matters in the Court of Protection. Clients are triaged by the pro bono coordinator, students then undertake legal research and design a conference plan. Students then interview the client in a team to fill in gaps and seek further documentation and draft a letter of advice, which will be guided and supervised by a volunteer solicitor to ensure legal accuracy.

What are you looking for volunteers to help with?

We have been approached by a local advice agency to provide support for local people who are applying to be a Deputy in Court of Protection procedures and are looking for a volunteer supervisor to oversee this.

What will the time commitment be?

We are looking at a commitment of 5 hours per month, during term time only.

What will volunteers get out of this?

The opportunity to give back to society, both with assisting clients in their time of need and in supporting students in developing their careers.

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

Qualified Lawyers who are Court of Protection specialists who are able to supervise students in supporting local residents in their applications to become Deputies.

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

Please email the Clinic at [email protected] if you are interested in learning more.

Details

Opportunity location:
London
United Kingdom
GB
Region:
Greater London
Opportunity type:
Closing date:
Friday, December 31, 2021
Opportunity area of law: