Pro bono opportunity with the Employment Tribunal Litigants in Person Support Scheme (ELIPS)

ELIPS provides much needed pro bono assistance to unrepresented litigants. It currently covers London Central, Cardiff, Bristol, Midlands (West), Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester Employment Tribunals.

What are you looking for volunteers to help with?

We are looking for volunteers to assist with Online ELIPS’ clinics. Clinics usually operate twice monthly via Zoom on a Thursday. ELIPS’ volunteers provide support in the form of one-off advice in up to six appointments per day, with each lasting for approximately 40 minutes. Sessions run from 9am-12pm and from 1pm-4pm.

What will the time commitment be?

You can volunteer for a full or half day just once or as often you like. There is no preparatory or follow up work to do.

What will volunteers get out of this? 

An opportunity to advise on a diverse range of topics in relation to Tribunal claims; obtain experience of advising Claimants (for those who mostly do Respondent work); and to make a real difference to unrepresented litigants struggling to navigate the Tribunal system. 

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

Solicitors must have a minimum of 2 years PQE and be Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) members.

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

There is no formal application process, applicants can email the address below to express their interest in volunteering for Online ELIPS or request further information.

What email address should enquiries and applications be sent to? 

Is there a deadline for applications or is this an ongoing opportunity?



Opportunity type

Closing date

Friday, December 30, 2022