Justice First Fellowship applications open
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Marc Bloomfield
Today (17 August 2020) sees the opening of applications for The Legal Education Foundation’s (TLEF’s) Justice First Fellowship (JFF) programme. Trainee solicitor posts will be offered at 19 social justice organisations.
Candidates must have passed (or be expected to pass by 31 October 2020) the Legal Practice Course or equivalent and be able to show a strong commitment to social justice. They can apply to only one host organisation during the same year, and applications must be made via TLEF’s website by 14 September 2020. Including this year’s round, TLEF will have funded over 100 trainee lawyer posts since the JFF’s launch in 2014.
Bhatt Murphy Solicitors;
Central England Law Centre;
Children’s Legal Centre Wales;
Citizens Advice Plymouth;
Clan Childlaw;
Deighton Pierce Glynn;
Derbyshire Law Centre;
Disability Law Centre;
Ealing Law Centre;
Family Rights Group;
Greater Manchester Immigration Unit;
Greenwich Housing Rights;
The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants;
Mary Ward Law Centre;
Merseyside Law Centre;
Public Law Project;
RCJ Advice and Citizens Advice Islington;
Shelter Manchester; and
Shelter Plymouth.
Matthew Smerdon, TLEF chief executive, said: ‘The pandemic has highlighted just how vital it is for people facing difficulties to have access to expert, dedicated lawyers, to help secure their rights and solve legal problems. We thank the 19 host organisations for working with us, and also our 2020 co-funders, who share our belief in the importance of creating future leaders in this vital area of law.’

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