Get your tickets for 20th April | Young Legal Aid Lawyers’ Social Mobility Report Launched | We are hiring: Part time position for a Finance Officer | More runners raising money for free access to justice | Thank you to our corporate sponsors | Join our team: frontline volunteers needed
Get your tickets for 20th April
Tickets are now available for our speaker event:
Legal Aid and the Future of Free Access to Justice: with Lord Bach, Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon, and Young Legal Aid Lawyers Vice-Chair Siobhán Taylor-Ward.
Tickets are in high demand so we encourage you to book now to avoid disappointment.
Friday 20th April 2018, 18:00-20:00.
With thanks to the University of Law for their venue just off Piccadilly Gardens: 2 New York St, Manchester M1 4HJ.
Everyone welcome: lawyers, campaigners, students and everyone else interested in access to justice.
Join the facebook event here.
Young Legal Aid Lawyers’ Social Mobility Report Launched
Young Legal Aid Lawyers (YLAL) launched their Social Mobility report this week in Manchester.
Following a membership wide survey, they completed a detailed report on the state of social mobility for junior lawyers in the legal aid sector. The engaging and thought-provoking launch was presented by Natalie Wilkins of YLAL north and GMLC’s own Craig Holmes.
Are you interested in social mobility in the legal sector? Come along to our speaker event 20th April, where we will hear more about the report.
We are hiring: Finance Officer – part time
GMLC is seeking to recruit a flexible and experienced finance worker who is willing to learn how to administer a Legal Aid Contract.
Salary: £18,870 pa (pro rata) – 21 hours per week | Holidays: 28 days per year (pro rata)
There is some flexibility about how the hours are spread through the week.
The post will be based over two sites working with two affiliated organisations.The offices are in Moss Side and Crumpsall.
You will need to be committed to GMLC’s values and be happy to be part of GMLC’s campaign “fighting together for free access to justice”.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 18th April 2018 at 12 noon.
Interviews will take place on Monday 23rd April 2018.
If you would like an informal chat about this role email firstname.lastname@example.org giving your telephone number and someone will call you back.
Please go to our Vacancies page to download the application pack and further details.
If you know anybody who might be interested to join GMLC in this capacity please forward this information.
More runners raising money for free access to justice
Even more runners have joined our team for the Great Manchester Run in May!
Katrina, Kate and Sarah will be joined by Glynis, Sean and Yasmin as they run 10k to raise money for GMLC.
See Sean’s story and donate here. “Donating to GMLC allows them to continue their great work building a quality advice service in the city”
See Glynis’s story and donate here. “Every £££ I can raise will go towards greater justice”.
If you would like to join the running team, find out more here.
Thank you to our corporate sponsors
It was great to catch up with Dianne and Monica of Barrister-Direct and Clerksroom to discuss the ways they’re supporting us. They have nominated us their charity of the year and pledged to raise £3000 – read more here.
“We are grateful for all the lawyers who support the pro bono, charitable and legal aid services. At the same time we will continue to call for the restoration of legal aid nationally.” – John Nicholson, GMLC Chair.
Join our team: frontline volunteers needed
Volunteers work at our premises to assist with the services we offer to the public.
As a reception volunteer you must have at least one day per week to dedicate to working on our premises. This is for a sympathetic and committed individual who can meet and welcome members of the public.
Dates for your diary
- 28/03/2018 – Black Lawyers Matter Access Day
- 20/04/2018 – With Lord Bach: Legal Aid and the Future of Free Access to Justice
- 20/05/2018 – GMLC Fundraising: Greater Manchester Run
4 things you can do to help Greater Manchester Law Centre
- You can donate and/or set up a standing order to help fund our key legal services
- Get involved by either volunteering, becoming a member, a supporter, or if you are an organisation, you can affiliate with us. Go to the Get involved tab on the home page.
- For those of you on Twitter, #whyweneedGMLawCentre or #FreeAccesstoJustice and tell us why GMLC is so important.
- Ask for a letter of support from your local councillor/MP/community organisation/trade union branch and send it in to us.