The City Law School Pro Bono Society and LawIRL are partnering during Pro Pono Week to raise money for access to justice.
The City Law School’s recently-launched City Community Legal Advice Centre (CityCLAC) celebrates Pro Bono Week 2022 (7th to 11th November 2022) by providing clients with free legal advice on a range of legal matters, including employment, family, housing, civil litigation, consumer, professional indemnity (PI) and small business matters.
The CityCLAC also gives City’s law students an opportunity to work under supervision interviewing clients and drafting advice letters. This in turn improves students’ access to the legal profession by giving them experience of the law beyond the classroom in real life.
Indeed, through ‘Law in Real Life’ (LawIRL) students also undertake legal work placements in the local community, participate in mock trials and attend court visits. All of these opportunities help students to develop the skills and experience that it takes to succeed in the legal profession.
The City Law School Pro Bono Society and LawIRL are partnering during Pro Pono Week 2022 to raise money for access to justice via a cake sake; this will also introduce students to the power of Pro Bono. Law students are invited to drop in, buy a cake and hear more about the opportunities on offer throughout the afternoon.
Tours will take place of the new City Community Legal Advice Centre premises on the Ground Floor of The City Law School Building at the corner of Goswell Road and Sebastian Street.
The Pro Bono Society committee will be present to answer questions about their events, and opportunities. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Access to Justice Foundation.
At 6pm on Thursday 10th November 2022, Dr Paul Stookes will talk to students and members of the public interested in climate change and Pro Bono, by explaining the work he does for The City Law School in conjunction with the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF).
The talk will explore how climate change commitments are being realised and put into effect, and explain how some of our students can get involved by working in our policy clinic.
The ELF Pro Bono project 2022-23 builds upon earlier ground-breaking research from City, University of London to examine the efforts of public bodies in tackling climate change with a view to highlighting the need for further urgent action.
The need for urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has never been more real with the extreme summer heat and droughts being followed intense storms, flooding with loss of life and livelihoods. The link between man-made climate change and extreme weather events is now uncontroversial and most UK governments at a national and local level have set themselves ambitious targets to reduce the level of GHG emissions by 2030.