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October 2018

Bar Pro Bono Awards 2018

Wed 24 October, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Since 1997 the Bar Pro Bono Award has been given every year in recognition of outstanding commitment to pro bono work by a barrister or chambers. This year sees the introduction nine new categories in which barristers, staff members, chambers and projects can be recognised for their pro bono work.

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Upholding the Rule of Law Overseas through International Pro Bono

Thu 25 October, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane
London, WC2A 1PL
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The Law Society would like to invite you to an event on Thursday 25 October 2018, at 18.00, to mark Pro Bono Week 2018.

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Pro Bono Panel – How Pro Bono helps to achieve professional goals

Thu 25 October, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This Panel will consist of speakers with a background in Pro Bono, discussing their journey to their current positions.

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Walk the Thames 2018

Sat 27 October, 2018

Walk the Thames is a fantastic event for keen runners and walkers. The walk is a half marathon or full marathon where funds are raised to help vulnerable people access justice. 

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Photography Exhibition: Justice in Focus

Mon 29 October, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - Fri 2 November, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane
London, WC2A 1PL
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A ‘Justice in focus’ exhibition will be held in the main foyer of the Law Society on Chancery Lane, London, from 29 October to 2 November 2018.

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Justice Week Launch Event – Does justice need a makeover? Re-branding our national asset

Mon 29 October, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Bar Council of England and Wales, The Law Society of England and Wales and The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives invite you to join this event, kindly hosted by CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, which will officially launch Justice Week 2018.

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10 Years of the Access to Justice Foundation

Tue 30 October, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On October 30th 2018, The Access to Justice Foundation will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the introduction of pro bono cost orders.

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All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Public Legal Education and the Rule of Law

Wed 31 October, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The House of Commons, Westminster
London, SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
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This joint meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Public Legal Education (PLE) and The Rule of Law will see the launch of a vision statement produced by the Solicitor General’s PLE Committee.

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How to appeal to the Court of Appeal Criminal Division

Wed 31 October, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane
London, WC2A 1PL
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Seminar focusing on some of the significant changes to the way the Court of Appeal Criminal Division (CACD) operates.

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Justice cuts: The stories behind the numbers

Wed 31 October, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Panel discussion by the Bar Council on the human cost of the cuts made to our system of justice.

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November 2018

Great Legal Quiz 2018

Thu 1 November, 2018
Nationwide

As part of Justice Week 2018, the Great Legal Quiz 2018 will take place on Thursday 1st November 2018 to raise money for frontline legal advice charities.

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Anglia Law School Law Clinic Opening

Thu 1 November, 2018

Reception drinks to celebrate the opening of Anglia Law School Law Clinic.

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Ethical obligations of lawyers during major incidents

Thu 1 November, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane
London, WC2A 1PL
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Please join David Greene, Deputy Vice President of the Law Society, for breakfast and explore ethical obligations of lawyers during major incident such as a terrorist attack or civic disaster.

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Making the most of pro bono workshop

Thu 1 November, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
The University of Law, 133 Great Hampton Street
Birmingham, B18 6AQ. United Kingdom
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University workshop for students on how to approach pro bono activities to generate the most benefit for all. 

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UK immigration: Will our new policy be ‘hostile’ to or ‘compliant’ with the rule of law?

Thu 1 November, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, 8 South Square
London, WC1R 5ET United Kingdom
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At this event, a panel of high-profile speakers from across the political and legal spheres will discuss lessons learned this year about immigration policy and the Rule of Law.

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December 2018

Celebrate Christmas with Carols at Temple Church

Tue 18 December, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Temple Church London, EC4Y 7BB + Google Map

Join two access to justice charities, Advocate and LawWorks, for Christmas carols and readings on Tuesday 18th December 2018, at Temple Church. This beautiful and historic venue will provide a special backdrop for the evening held in the heart of legal London a week before Christmas.

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January 2019

A4ID Law and Development Training Programme 2019: Module 1

Sun 20 January

The first module of this course will focus on an Introduction to International Development.

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February 2019

A4ID Law and Development Training Programme 2019: Module 2

Sat 9 February

Module 2 of this training programme will focus on Sustainable Development.

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March 2019

A4ID Law and Development Training Programme 2019: Module 3

Sat 2 March

The third module in this training programme will focus on Financing Development.

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A4ID Law and Development Training Programme 2019: Module 4

Sat 23 March

Module 4 will focus on Business & Human Rights

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April 2019

A4ID Law and Development Training Programme 2019: Module 5

Sat 13 April

Module 5 of this programme will focus on Socio-Economic Rights.

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October 2019

The University of Manchester Justice Hub Official Opening

Tue 29 October @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The University of Manchester Justice Hub, University of Manchester, 188 Waterloo Place, Oxford Road
Manchester,
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Since 1999, the Legal Advice Centre (LAC) at the University of Manchester has been providing free legal advice to those in need. On this 20th anniversary year, we are proud to launch The Justice Hub at our new home at Waterloo Place.The Justice Hub brings together the LAC and other flagship social responsibility projects dedicated to social justice. These include the Miscarriages of Justice Review Centre, Legaltech and Access to Justice, the Dementia Law Clinic and many other innovative projects. The…

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LJMU Legal Advice Centre – the Rule of Law and the Individual

Thu 31 October @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blackburne House, Blackburne Place
Liverpool, L8 7PE
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LJMU's Legal Advice Centre is reopening for our 6th year of operation and we have exciting developments for the future to announce. Our theme for this year’s event to celebrate our volunteers' work, and Pro Bono Week, is "The Rule of Law and the Individual" and we are delighted that our keynote speakers this year will be Nicola Brook (Solicitor and Team Leader of Major Inquests & Inquiries) and Leanne Devine (Director and Head of Inquests & Inquiries) from the…

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November 2019

Legal Tech and Pro Bono – broadening access to justice in Wales

Mon 4 November

The Law Society Wales, LawWorks Cymru (the Solicitors Pro Bono Group) and Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of Pro Bono Week 2019.

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Advocate Pro Bono Webinar

Mon 4 November @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
1 GC, 10 Linconln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3BP United Kingdom
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We invite you to celebrate the start of Pro Bono Week with pro bono and breakfast at 1GC Family Law, or from your own desk.A quarter of the Bar are members of the Advocate panel. Join this short webinar to find out what it means to be a panel member, and how you can help people get access to justice through Advocate. We'll also explore some of the reasons people do pro bono, and there'll be time for you to…

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Private GLD Pro Bono Panel

Mon 4 November @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The GLD Pro Bono and Volunteering Network is hosting a lunchtime session for GLD lawyers to find out more about how to become involved with pro bono work.LawWorks and Advocate will present the opportunities they have to offer and GLD lawyers will share their inspiring experiences with pro bono work.

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Pro Bono roundtable: Connecting pro bono practice outside of London

Mon 4 November @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
DLA Piper Leeds, Princes Exchange, Princes Square
Leeds, LS1 4BY
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In honour of National Pro Bono Week 2019, DLA Piper LLP warmly invites you to an informal get-together in Leeds. The event is a chance to connect informally over lunch with other pro bono professionals, find out what projects are happening in the region and discuss ways that law firms can work together to share best practice and address unmet legal need.This event is open to anyone involved in the Pro Bono field in our region, including law firms, universities,…

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How Your Pro Bono Hours Help People on Death Row

Mon 4 November @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Adelaide House, London Bridge
London, EC4R 9HA
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Join us to hear from two of the US's most active Capital Defence attorneys and investigators. Shayla J Galloway, Metro Capital Defender, Atlanta, Georgia Shayla has been practising criminal law for 15 years. She has exclusively practised criminal defence.Her legal career began at the DeKalb Public Defender’s Office in Decatur, Georgia. There, she was a Senior Assistant Public Defender where she was involved in all facets of the criminal caseload activity. This included representing indigent clients charged with felonies that…

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Pro Bono Week Launch Event: Human Rights and Pro Bono

Mon 4 November @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane
London, WC2A 1PL
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A panel discussion chaired by Joshua Rozenberg QC (hon), Britain's best-known commentator on the law.The panel is comprised of experts discussing the intersection of human rights, public law and pro bono:Kirsty Brimelow QC, international human rights barrister and former Chair of Bar Human Rights CommitteeMandy Gill, Head of Legal, British Red Cross SocietyChristina Kumar, Legal Fellow for International Justice Mission in the PhilippinesWe hope that you will be able to join us to contribute to the discussion and to network. Registration…

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Pro Bono Impact Measurement

Tue 5 November @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Slaughter and May, 1 Bunhill Row
London, EC1Y 8YY
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Slaughter and May are delighted to host a session with Pro Bono Economics looking at how charities and pro bono practitioners alike can review and better measure the impact of their programmes.  Pro Bono Economics work with charities to help understand and improve their value and impact.  The area of impact measurement is one that many charities find difficult.  During this session Pro Bono Economics will cover impact measurement and why it is important, as well as looking at their…

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Launch of Law Society guidance on pro bono for in-house lawyers

Tue 5 November @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane
London, WC2A 1PL
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The Law Society, in collaboration with LawWorks, The Collaborative Plan and the In-house Pro Bono Working Group, is launching guidance specific to in-house members on how they can carry out pro bono work. The Law Society will host an invitation only roundtable session on the topics raised in the guidance during Pro Bono Week on 5 November from 17.30 in Chancery Lane, London, followed by the launch drinks reception.The London launch will be followed by regional roundtable sessions. The guidance…

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Improving Access to Justice in Surrey

Tue 5 November @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles Russell Speechlys, London Square, One, Cross Lanes
Guildford, GU1 1UN
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Getting access to justice is an ever-increasing challenge for ordinary people living in Surrey. Charles Russell Speechlys invites you to join a meeting of key local stakeholders to discuss the challenges of access to justice and the role that pro bono initiatives and cross-sector collaboration can play in bridging the gaps.We are pleased to welcome HHJ Alison Raeside (Designated Family Judge for Surrey) and experts working across the justice system for an action-orientated conversation about improving access to justice for…

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A Celebration of International Pro Bono

Tue 5 November @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Allen & Overy LLP, One Bishops Square, Spitafields
London, E1 6AD United Kingdom
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An evening of celebration that will showcase some of the ROLE UK programme’s supported partnerships and provide an opportunity for idea-sharing and networking.For more information about this event and to register to attend please visit A4ID’s ROLE UK programme website.

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Inquests: Access to justice & the role of Pro Bono

Tue 5 November @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
King’s College London, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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This seminar, exploring the issues around representation and legal aid for Inquest victims, is hosted by The City of Westminster & Holborn Law Society Pro Bono and CSR  Sub- Committee. The guest speakers are Yasmin Waljee OBE, International Pro Bono Director and Senior Counsel, at Hogan Lovells International LLP; HH Sir Peter Thornton QC, the former Chief Coroner of England and Wales and Rebecca Wilkinson, Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Programmes at LawWorks.Yasmin Waljee and Hogan Lovells  have provided exemplary pro bono…

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Law in Society Showcase

Wed 6 November @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Outreach Centre, 9C Holyrood Rd
Edinburgh, EH8 8FP
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Hosted by Edinburgh Free Legal Advice Centre, this event will bring together charities and other organisations offering pro bono services in Scotland, along with legal firms, faculty and others to showcase the work they do.This session is for students, charities, members of the legal profession and other interested parties. To register, please contact freelegaladvice@ed.ac.uk 

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Launch of the Public Law Project’s Exceptional Case Funding Toolkit

Wed 6 November @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 65 Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 1HT
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The Legal Aid ECF scheme is intended as a human rights 'safety net', ensuring access to funding. The Public Law Project are launching a new toolkit to guide the setup of ECF clinics. ECF clinics help people access ECF to get funded legal representation for vital cases. Such funding can also ‘free-up’ valuable resources in the pro bono sector and promote innovative partnerships. PLP’s toolkit is a guide to setting up an ECF clinic. It looks at clinical models, opportunities, issues…

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Brunel Legal Advice Centre Official Opening

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

The Brunel Legal Advice Centre has been offering services to the local community in Employment Law for the last year and is now offering services in partnership with Hillingdon Citizen's Advice, welfare benefits appeal advice and assistance and soon to offer a regular intellectual property audit service for local start-up's and community organisations.Invite-only event

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Bar Pro Bono Awards 2019

Wed 6 November @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Child & Co, 3 Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 1AU United Kingdom
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A celebration of the pro bono contribution made by the Bar.This event is invitation-only. For more information please contact: mdobson@weareadvocate.org.uk

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Pro Bono: Don’t Get Left Behind – How pro bono can skyrocket your practice and prospects

Wed 6 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Honourable Society of Middle Temple, The Sherrard Room, Middle Temple Lane
London, EC4Y 9AT
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The Middle Temple Young Barristers' Association (MTYBA), Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association (JLSLA) and London Young Lawyers' Group (LYLG) are delighted to present: 'Pro Bono: Don't Get Left Behind', a combined event for Pro Bono Week 2019, on Wednesday 6 November. We've put together a panel of junior solicitors and barristers who have their own stories to tell of how doing pro-bono has helped build their practices and opened up opportunities they would otherwise not have had access to. You…

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Launch of Family Court Advice Service in Leeds

Thu 7 November @ 12:00 am
Leeds Combined Court Centre, 1 Oxford Row
Leeds, LS1 3BG United Kingdom
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Under the theme New Developments in Pro Bono, on the 7th November 2019, BPP University will be launching the Family Court Advice Service in the Leeds Combined Court Centre, in partnership with the PSU.For more information contact Emma Blackstone: EmmaBlackstone@bpp.com

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Advocate Clerks Drop-in Morning

Thu 7 November @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Advocate, National Pro Bono Centre, 48 Chancery Lane
London, WC2A 1JF United Kingdom
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The Institute of Barristers' Clerks and Advocate invite you to join us on Thursday 7th November as we jointly host a clerks drop-in event in Pro Bono Week 2019. Introduced by the Chair of the IBC Lucy Barbet and the Chair of Advocate Mr Justice Knowles, attend to meet the Advocate team, find out about current available cases, and get the scoop on how junior clerks in the know use pro bono as a key tool in managing practice development…

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Breaking the Myths of Pro Bono

Thu 7 November @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gowlings WLG, Two Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway
Birmingham, B4 6WR United Kingdom
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An evening exploring the perceived barriers to pro bono versus the reality. Guest speakers will share their experience and inspiring success stories of how they have used their legal skills to provide to access to justice in their communities and beyond.Registration on Eventbrite 

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Growing Pro Bono in Northern Ireland – an invitation to meet the PILS Project

Thu 7 November @ 5:00 pm - 6:10 pm
Law Society House, 96 Victoria Street
Belfast, BT1 4PE
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During UK Pro Bono Week (4 – 8 November 2019), we are inviting NI legal practitioners to join us for a conversation on how they can get involved in the work of our organisation.The Public Interest Litigation Support Project (PILS) was set up in 2009 to advance human rights and equality through public interest litigation. One of the initiatives we started to help potential applicants overcome access to justice barriers was our Pro Bono Register. This list of legal practitioners,…

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Pro Bono in Practice: Reaching Communities through Collaboration

Thu 7 November @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
University of South Wales, Ty Crawshay University of South Wales, Treforest Campus
Pontypridd, CF37 1DL
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To mark Pro Bono Week, the University of South Wales Legal Advice Clinic and LawWorks Cymru invites you to join us for food and fizz to celebrate the pro bono work of the Clinic and its partners, and formally launch the Clinic’s new office space.Hear about the work of the Legal Advice Clinic and its partners within the local communityMeet staff and students who work in the Clinic as well as a number of our partnersTake a look around our…

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Delivering Change: Lawyers’ Role in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Thu 7 November @ 6:00 pm
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 30 St Mary Axe
London, EC3A 8AF United Kingdom
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This event will bring together Pro Bono Managers from leading global law firms to discuss the relevance and value of the SDGs to the legal sector, specifically how the SDGs have shaped the direction of their firms’ pro bono work. The event will offer the opportunity for legal and development sector stakeholders to examine ways that the law and lawyers can most effectively contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.This event marks the launch of A4ID’s Legal Guide to the Sustainable Development…

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If I Should Die

Thu 7 November @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bush House, 30 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4BG
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Amicus is a UK based fair trials charity founded in 1992. Our aim, simple; to provide those without means facing a death sentence with a chance of a fair trial. Against a system that is littered with reoccurring issues of racism, prosecutorial misconduct, neglect of the mental ill and intellectually impaired fair good representation is key, the frontline work Amicus does saves many lives. Amicus trains 150-200 lawyers and law students in best practice capital defence representation every year.Our work…

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The Chancery Lane Project Legal Hackathon

Fri 8 November

The Chancery Lane Project is a collaboration between barristers, solicitors (in house and private practice) and academics to create the legal conditions needed to achieve net zero carbon emissions.   The Project aims to invent the new contracts and model laws to help communities and businesses shift to renewable energy, reduce energy usage and create new carbon sinks.The Project’s focus will be on lasting impact: plans are in place for a legal ‘hackathon’ on the Friday (8th) of Pro Bono Week,…

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Vauxhall Law Centre Relaunch & Celebration Event

Fri 8 November @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Silvestrian Suites, Silvester Street
Liverpool, L5 8SE
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The Event will be to Celebrate the continued existence & work undertaken by the Law Centre and will look at the wide range of support we have received from across the community. Richard Burgon MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor, will be speaking about his plans for Legal Reform including a major boost for Law Centres and restoration of Early Legal Aid Advice, which will help hundreds of thousands of people.Tickets on Eventbrite 

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StrEEtAware Law Clinic

Sat 9 November @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Edinburgh Law School, Old College, South Bridge
Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
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Training for volunteer immigration solicitors, academics, students and represented charities on a new project to assist homeless and vulnerable EEA citizens with their leave to remain applications. This training session is for students from the university and immigration solicitors and advocates willing to volunteer in the project.

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The Applications List – Effective Advocacy and Practice

Thu 14 November @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ashworth Centre, Lincoln’s Inn, Lincoln's Inn
London,
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The Junior Chancery Bar Association is pleased to announce that it will host a seminar on advocacy in, and the practice of, the Chancery Interim Applications List.  This will help all who are thinking of volunteering for CLIPS in the Interim Applications Court.  We are fortunate to have a distinguished panel in: The Honourable Mr Justice Snowden Penny Reed QC, 5 Stone Buildings Timothy Sherwin, XXIV Old Buildings The event is open to all members of the Chancery Bar Association. …

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