The clinic comprises of an appointment-based service with a specialist volunteer lawyer, followed by a detailed letter of advice sent to the client after the meeting. The clinic sits on a Wednesday evening between 6.00 -7.00pm at the centre at Park Row, Leeds.
University of Law Leeds Legal Advice Clinic are looking for more lawyers, either solicitors or barristers, to come and volunteer at the clinic on Wednesday evenings. This would allow the clinic to advice more clients and would allow the clinic to open up the service to other areas of law.
What will the time commitment be?
The Clinic runs for an hour every Wednesday evening between 6.00-7.00pm so the lawyer would be needed during this time. The lawyer would then be asked to assist with checking 2 letters which are then sent to the client after the meeting but initially drafted by one of our students. Therefore the total time commitment for each lawyer would be approximately 2-3 hours per month.
What will volunteers get out of this?
The clinics volunteers are able to advice and assist those members of the public who otherwise do not have access to legal services due to funding or other issues. We have advised clients who have exhausted all other avenues and have often reached the end of the road when it comes to the provision of legal advice.
Our client feedback has shown that our clients value the assistance provided by the lawyers on a pro bono basis, without which their voices would be unheard. University of Law Leeds Legal Advice Clinic volunteer lawyers have enjoyed the help they have been able to provide to our clients on a personal level, whilst at the same time fulfilling duties as required by CSR guidelines.
Person specification - what type of volunteers are University of Law Leeds Legal Advice Clinic looking for?
University of Law Leeds Legal Advice Clinic are looking for qualified solicitors or barristers who can provide assistance in relation to family, housing, employment, wills, probate and/or any other area of law.
University of Law Leeds Legal Advice Clinic are happy to come and meet any lawyers potentially interested in advising at the clinic to discuss the process in more detail, provide a copy of the documentation used at the clinics and answer any questions they may have.
What email address should enquiries and applications be sent to?
The deadline for this opportunity has now passed.