Law Clinic Volunteer Solicitor
The Law Clinic is a charity offering free legal advice to the public on a variety of issues. If you are a qualified solicitor you can volunteer your time to help the local community and current law students by advising clients at initial advice clinics.
Initial advice clinics take place on the first Monday and third Wednesday of each month in Glasgow and are open to members of the public that require on-the-spot advice. This can range from writing a letter, to offering advice on whether an employment case is worth pursuing.
Volunteer solicitors will work with students on clients’ issues on a case-by-case basis. There are usually several solicitors on duty.
The Law Clinic was awarded the Pro Bono award at the 2016 Scott and Co Legal Awards.
Whichever solicitor has the most relevant experience will meet with the client in a private room or area to discuss the case. A student will stay with the volunteer solicitor throughout client meetings to take notes, observe and gain invaluable work experience.
It's common for solicitors to see two or three people in one evening. Some clients may be vulnerable and emotional. Your role is client facing so this is something for which you should be prepared.
How do I join?
If you're appropriately qualified and interested in becoming a Law Clinic Volunteer Solicitor, please visit our website or contact us by email at email@example.com or telephone on +44 (0) 141 548 5995.
What the clients say...
"I cannot put into words how much I appreciate everything you've done for me. I'm very busy at work, doing the job I love, which may have ended without your support and representation."
"Advisors were professional, sympathetic and supportive. Their assistance and advice made such a difference. What a fantastic service."
"This is an excellent service, I don't know what I would have done without your help. Over a dozen law firms turned me down for my case."