Pro Bono Community, a scheme that accredits law students and trainees to give advice at Law Centres and other advice agencies, has been launched by Oliver Hyams, a pupil barrister at 1 Essex Court, and David Dowling, a trainee solicitor at Baker & McKenzie.
Students who complete the first phase of training will be able to take a more detailed module in which they can specialise in a specific area of law such as welfare benefits.
The scheme has the support major law schools and firms including Ashurst, Baker & McKenzie, Bates Wells Braithwaite, CMS, Slaughter and May, Clifford Chance, Freshfields and Hogan Lovells. The Legal Education Foundation is also helping to fund the scheme.
Click here for more information.
or go to www.probonocommunity.org.uk