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'LawWorks Choices' Scheme

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The LawWorks Choices project has now achieved 1850 hours of pro bono work amongst the current volunteers, which is a fantastic achievement, and we are very proud! However, there is always scope for more.  LawWorks is a small independent charity which matches volunteer lawyers with opportunities to use their skills for the public good (pro bono).  ThChoices project is designed to match unemployed lawyers with pro bono activities.   The solicitor members are always looking for opportunities to undertake pro bono work.

 

If you have an opportunity for this bank of qualified solicitor volunteers, please contact me, with a description of the work to be done, the location, and the hours / days that are required.  I can then advertise this on the members only area of the LawWorks Choices website, and the volunteers can then apply for a position.  Further details of how LawWorks Choices volunteers can assist you are available in this flyer.

 

I would also like to make you aware of another free legal advice scheme we can offer, which is staffed by qualified lawyers.  Initial Electronic Advice is an automated, web-based system, which allows not for profit organisations and advice agencies to submit a short legal query and have this answered by a lawyer via email, completely free of charge.

 

The main legal areas we cover are: advertising, banking, building and construction, charity, clinical negligence, commercial, company, competition, construction, consumer, consumer credit, contract, corporate, crime, debt, education, employment, energy, environment, EU, health and safety, housing, immigration, insolvency, insurance, intellectual property, IT, landlord and tenant, mental health, mortgages, data protection, finance, insurance, pensions, personal injury, planning, property, public law, small claims, tax, telecoms, trust, welfare, wills and probate.

 

You can see more information and register here - www.lawworksiea.org.uk. Please take a look at the new website and see what you think! You are welcome to publicise this website as a service to the organisations you work with if you feel they would find it useful.  In addition to this email service LawWorks offers a brokerage service for small not for profit groups in need of casework assistance from a solicitor.  If this is of interest to you please go to http://lawworks.org.uk/?id=468

 

Alternatively please email Alison Ingram at alison.ingram@lawworks.org.uk

 

Should you have any questions regarding the Choices Project, please do not hesitate to get in touch with myself.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Lorna Heselton