Justice First Fellowship – Trainee Solicitor
The Mary Ward Legal Centre has been selected to be part of The Justice First Fellowship Scheme, funded by the Legal Education Foundation. The prestigious Scheme was established in 2014 to support the next generation of students committed to public interest and social justice issues who want to pursue a career in social welfare law.
The training contract is for two years and will start in January 2018. The successful Fellow will sit in three areas of law: Housing; Debt; and Welfare Benefits. Alongside this, the Fellow will be supported to develop their own access to justice project.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in an organisation dedicated to access to justice and social welfare law and be supported by highly experienced lawyers and caseworkers.
Annual salary: £25,000
How to apply
You must have passed the LPC by the time of applying.
You must have a demonstrated commitment to social welfare law. We are particularly interested in students who wish to effect change in the legal community, such as members of public interest and/or pro bono organisations on campus and those who have dedicated time to serving people on a low-income either during or prior to law school.
You must apply by completing an online form through the Justice First Fellowship website. The application window closes 18 September – late applications will not be considered.
For details of the Scheme and how to apply go to: https://jff.thelegaleducationfoundation.org/about/about-the-fellowship/
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