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November 2017

Volunteer to bring the law to life in your local school

Mon 6 November - Fri 10 November
secondary schools across the UK

The Citizenship Foundation and BPP University Law School are coordinating a public legal education campaign during National Pro Bono Week. Law students and legal professionals from around the UK at all stages of their career – paralegals, trainees, Managing Partners, Judges, etc! – are encouraged to visit a secondary school local to them any time between 6 and 10 November 2017, to deliver a 1-hour workshop on Social Media and the Law. All teaching resources including a lesson plan, worksheets and an online training video will be provided for free to law schools/firms/chambers signing up to the event. Please email for further details on how to take part.

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Live-streamed seminar: Pro Bono Cost Orders – What’s In It for Me?

Mon 6 November @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Liverpool Law Society, 2nd Floor, Helix, Edmund Street,
Liverpool, L3 9NY United Kingdom
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The event by the Access to Justice Foundation aims to break down the barriers of submitting PBC within the advice and legal sector. Introduced by Chris Topping, Chair of the Access to Justice Sub-Committee and Director of Jackson Canter. Presented by Toby Brown, Barrister at South Square and ATJF Trustee. The event is aimed at: Solicitors/ barristers/ judges/ CILEx/ Clinics/ Advice Agencies.

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Bristol’s Multi Agency 2017 Pro Bono Exchange Event

Mon 6 November @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
DAC Beachcroft, Portwall Lane
Bristol, BS1 6NA
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An opportunity for charities and legal professionals to celebrate the work that is taking place in Bristol and the surrounding area and to explore opportunities to increase legal support to charities across the city.
Venue - DAC Beachcroft,  Bristol;
Guest Speaker - Judge Stephen Wildblood;
Panel Discussion – challenges and solutions.  

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Launch of National Pro Bono Week 2017

Mon 6 November @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Joshua Rozenberg will launch National Pro Bono Week by interviewing panellists on pro bono; including how pro bono advice can help support health and education.

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Birmingham Law Society NPBW event

Tue 7 November @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gowlings WLG, Two Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway
Birmingham, B4 6WR United Kingdom
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Birmingham Law Society’s annual pro bono lecture; with the opportunity to meet community partners and third sector organisations.

This event will feature a panel to discuss the establishment of the pro bono panels in light of the London and Manchester terrorist attacks

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The Citizen and the State: Poor decision-making and the role of the pro bono Bar

Tue 7 November @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, 8 South Square
London, WC1R 5ET United Kingdom
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This event will highlight the work of pro bono barristers, as well as explore the rise in unrepresented litigants-in-person and unsatisfactory decision-making by the relevant authorities in England and Wales.

The event will focus on: Immigration; Tax; Special educational needs and disability; and Social Security (in relation to Personal Independence Payments).

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The Great Legal Quiz 2017

Wed 8 November
The Great Legal Quiz

The Great Legal Quiz is a fantastic evening for people to have fun and compete whilst doing their part to help support those most in need of specialist free legal advice and help.

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Employment Law Clinic

Wed 8 November @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
University Centre Telford, Southwater One
Telford, Shropshire
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Legal Advice Centre

The University of Wolverhampton's Legal Advice Centre is holding an employment law clinic in collaboration with PCB Solicitors. The clinic is available to employees, employers, small business owners and charitable organisations who wish to gain some free legal advice in relation to their employment law rights and obligations. No appointments will be given prior to the event, and slots will be allocated on arrival, and are subject to availability.

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Suffolk Law Open Advice Day

Wed 8 November @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE), 46a St Matthews Street
Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom
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Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality's Law Advice Centre, Living Rights and Tackling Discrimination in the East projects open their doors for the whole day to celebrate National Pro Bono Week. Taking bookings for free legal advice on housing, immigration, family, employment and discrimination, as well as a drop-in for anyone seeking advice and information on where to go to get the right advice on a range of issues in Ipswich and Suffolk.

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Pro Bono Cake Sale for PSU Preston

Wed 8 November @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Harris Building, 170 Corporation St,
Preston, PR1 2UQ
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Lancashire Law School will be selling cakes and bakes in Harris Building, 170 Corporation St, Preston, PR1 2UQ, outside Harris Hub in order to raise funds for Pro Bono. The Money raised will be donated to the Personal Support Unit (PSU) in Preston.

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LawWorks Talk: Edgar Cahn ‘Pro bono – reflections of a civil rights veteran’

Thu 9 November @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
K & L Gates, 1 New Change
London, EC4M 9AF
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Edgar Cahn will deliver a special lecture during National Pro Bono Week on the theme of co-production in pro bono work. Edgar Cahn is known as the founder of the Timebanking movement; he has had a distinguished career in the USA as a civil rights lawyer, was instrumental in developing the first Federal Legal Aid programme, and has been pioneer in clinical legal education. He continues his work as CEO of TimebanksUSA.

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Pro Bono and Climate Change Justice

Fri 10 November @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Grange Hotel, St Paul's, 10 Godliman St
London, EC4V 5AJ United Kingdom
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How can legal professionals assist NGO's and redress the balance for those who need access to justice on climate change? How much do we know about the international situation and how aware are we of the role of lawyers in pro bono to protect the planet? The 50th Congress of the FBE (European Bars Federation) will round off National Pro Bono Week on Friday 10th November with the Climate Change Justice Conference. Participants will hear about existing pro bono work, and information about how to get involved in future pro bono.

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LawWorks Student Pro Bono Conference Manchester

Sat 11 November @ 10:30 am - 3:45 pm
University Place, Manchester University, 176 Oxford Rd
Manchester, M13 9QQ
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We are pleased to announce the LawWorks Student Pro Bono Conference, supported by Manchester Law School – a must attend event for law students interested in pro bono.

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