Last updated: Wednesday 14 August, 2019
Justice First Fellowship – 18 trainee solicitors
About the Job
The Legal Education Foundation’s groundbreaking Justice First Fellowship is entering its sixth year, with its biggest-ever solicitor recruitment round.
Trainee solicitor posts are being offered at 18 social justice organisations, across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland:
•Brighton Housing Trust;
•Castlemilk Law and Money Advice Centre;
•Community Law Partnership;
•Greater Manchester Law Centre;
•Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre;
•Harrow Law Centre;
•Howard League for Penal Reform;
•Just for Kids Law;
•Law Centre (Northern Ireland);
•Legal Advice Centre (University House);
•Matthew Gold & Co;
•Norfolk Community Law Service;
•North East Law Centre;
•Southwark Law Centre;
•Speakeasy Law Centre;
•Tower Hamlets Law Centre.
Applicants must have passed the Legal Practice Course (separate requirements for Northern Ireland and Scotland), and have a proven commitment to social justice. Alongside their solicitor training, fellows are expected to set up and run a project aimed at increasing access to justice, which gives invaluable hands-on experience at an early stage in their career. TLEF also provides fellows with additional training in skills such as fundraising, business planning, and communications.
Deadline for applicants is 16 September; trainees will take up their posts in January 2020.